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How to deal with intrusive colleagues

So many things have to come together to make you productive in your workplace. One thing that can hamper your productivity is a colleague that just won't leave you alone.

Harmless banter is inevitable at work but there are times when the banter becomes annoying and downright intrusive. How do you deal with it without causing your work relationship to go sour? 

1. Engage them less 

Many times, when these kinds of people want to talk, they start by sharing a tidbit about themselves. At that point, don't reply or give a one-worded reply; that’s sure to irk them away. 

2. Set boundaries 

You should have a personal policy about things you don't mind discussing with your co-workers. No matter how much you think it won't hurt to get a bit personal or how badly you need to talk to someone, remember that once you cross that line, you most likely can't 'uncross' it. 

3. Be busy

Nosy people are only able to converse with you if you are free, so do your best to be busy anytime you are at work. 

4. Keep personal matters away from the workspace 

What I mean here is that as much as possible, don't receive phone calls or family members at work. These might create avenues for unwanted conversations because you never know who is eavesdropping. Also, keep pictures away from prying eyes.

5. Learn to be firm

The approaches that have been discussed so far are indirect but some people don't understand subtlety. Therefore, you must be ready to tell some of your colleagues to keep off because they are being nosy. T

6. Limit social networking with them

It's okay to have your colleague's phone number or exchange pleasantries online with them once in a while but if you don't want to sustain a relationship with them then keep it all minimal.

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