Harbouring resentment towards a coworker can make your workday unproductive
In a company presentation, Richard “forgot” to give Charlie his due credit for a project they had worked on together. Charlie pointed it out to him later, and Richard rectified the oversight with a followup email to their boss, mentioning Charlie’s participation. Charlie knew it was time to get past the incident but, by the time Richard made amends, the meeting was long over and the email made it seem like Charlie was whining. Now Charlie has difficulty collaborating with Richard and finds himself avoiding him. If this anecdote rings a bell, you should take a fresh look at an old idea: forgiveness.