Navigating Anger at the Workplace

Eric Priceman is President of Victory. In his almost three decades in the awards and engraving industry, he has traveled extensively, both domestically and internationally, visiting customers and suppliers. He is happy to share his unique perspectives of the industry, both past and present. Please feel free to contact Eric by email at ericp@buyvictory.com or by phone at 773-637-7777 ext. 228.

How easy it is to get angry over even the smallest of issues. We all have many factors influencing how we conduct ourselves daily, and believe it or not, they all have relevance in how well we are able to control our emotions. A person’s anger can sometimes be the manifestation of multiple events affecting their life. Bringing it into the workplace can be both counter-productive and even dangerous. Anger is such a strong emotion that it can cloud one’s judgement and lead to bad decision-making.

Check anger at the door. Keep it out of the workplace. Most importantly as a manager, keep it out of your daily routine, or others that work around you will think it is acceptable. Work together to understand where the anger comes from and deal with it head-on. It will make you and those around you happier and better equipped for dealing with future issues objectively and productively. 

—Eric Priceman, Victory