Many things can set you off at work, from a boss's poor feedback on an assignment to a bad performance review. Perhaps you’ve received information that the company is not doing well and to expect a bad turn or even a layoff. It’s important to handle this kind of news with style and professionalism. At the same time, there is a time and place to react and take action.
You may not realize it, but your composure at work can have a lasting impact. Do you want to be remembered and referred for other jobs as a put-together, calm employee who handles bad news well? Or do you want to be known as someone who cannot control her temper? It’s not easy to deal with bad news at work, but here’s how to face it and proactively respond to it: