Judging each other at work is acceptable

Judging each other at work may not seem acceptable.

Funnily enough it is what we do, in our mind all the time.

If we were in a workplace that openly offered people the opportunity to judge others and then question their thinking, maybe that workplace would become a very different place to work.

Judging and questioning our judgement allows us to see the honesty of the situation.

Openly judging shows us the reality as it is and not the story that we believe is being played out.

Byron Katie explains in her book “Loving What Is”

“When I work with corporations, I may invite all the employees to judge each other. This turns out to be what employees and bosses have always wanted: to know how they look from the other’s point of view. And then they all do The Work and turn it around. Employees and management have to notice and be drawn toward each other’s clarity, even if they aren’t aware of it. Often, it requires only one person who’s willing to take the chance of being honest with the questions – and the whole company begins to match that clarity.”

Would you like to see this sort of clarity within your workplace?

All it takes is one person willing to be honest about how they are feeling and it opens up so much for the organisation. Not only the organisation, as a whole, but each individual in it.

It’s simple. Question your thinking.

This process of self-inquiry is so simple that you sometimes wonder how it can be so effective.

I have been using this process for seven years and my life is now very peaceful.

Life overall is less stressful and my communication is much clearer.

I used to not want to go to work. Workplaces quickly became places I wanted to leave.

Now, I find that I am loving working more and more.

Each time a situation arises where I feel stressed, I capture my judgments about the situation and question my thinking and it brings me the clarity that I need.

It helps me to be more at peace. More at peace with my co-workers, and also more at peace in my daily life.

By doing The Work on my colleagues I am able to see the truth in the situation, for me.

This is the benefit of having work colleagues that create stress in your life; they become wonderful teachers for you.

You might be fearful of doing this, but know that your thoughts are YOUR thoughts.

The other person will have no idea that you are exploring your thoughts about them, not unless you choose to tell them.


About Karen Cherrett

Karen has trained as a Certified Facilitator of The Work of Byron Katie and is also a Holistic Counselor. She wants to be of service to you to improve your love of life and all its experiences. Karen supports individuals, businesses and practitioners.

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