Relationships with Coworkers

The Rule

Larry Favor

2 Timothy 2:15

Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a workman who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of God.

Return to Sender

Rich Preuss

James 1:19

My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry...

Written communication is tricky. Studies have indicated that as much as 93% of communication is nonverbal. Things like tone of voice, facial expressions, body language, and eye contact all communicate information that isn’t conveyed in an email.

Behind Closed Doors

Randy Raciti

Philippians 4:8

Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable - if anything is excellent or praiseworthy - think about such things.

Interruptions

Charlie Fraga

James 4:13-15 

... You who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go to this or that city, spend a year there, carry on business and make money.” Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow… Instead, you ought to say, “If it is the Lord’s will, we will live and do this or that.”  

Get Out of the Boat

Bill Dalgetty

Matthew 14: 28-30

“Lord, if it’s you,” Peter replied, “tell me to come to you on the water.” “Come,” he said. Then Peter got down out of the boat, walked on the water and came toward Jesus. But when he saw the wind, he was afraid and, beginning to sink, cried out, “Lord, save me!”

God's Business

Ken Balestrieri

Colossians 1:27 

To them God has chosen to make known among the Gentiles the glorious riches of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory. 

In the nearly twenty years I have spent as a self-storage operator, I have witnessed situations both strange and sad. Many people have a need for storage space after a divorce, a death in the family, or a failing business, all of which are opportunities to introduce them to Christ. 

A Stop to the Gossip

Frank Adamo

Proverbs 11:12-13

Whoever derides their neighbor has no sense, but the one who has understanding holds their tongue. A gossip betrays a confidence, but a trustworthy person keeps a secret. 

I have a coworker that people like to talk about. When it comes to his job, he is detailed and thorough to the point of irritating his colleagues. He gets the job done, but often takes a long time to finish a task.