Some co-workers were recently sharing the little conflicts over tradition that can become stressors, or even worse, battlegrounds.
It is ironic, but true, that a holiday that emphasizes God’s loving gift to us can become a point of argument.
Sharing a concern should be done thoughtfully and reasonably, be appropriately timed, and be done with an openness to hear additional information. Rarely has someone expressed a concern (after doing so in the manner above) to an honest, concerned leader or supervisor and had reason to regret doing so.
Many people, however, have regretted not expressing a thoughtful, reasonable concern when it becomes clear they had ample cause for doing so.