We all play games. The kinds of games we play with each other can be fun and positive in nature or they can be ‘toxic.’ If you can begin to think of difficult relationships as games you are involved in, you can take unresourceful events in a more positive way and you’ll be able to get some freedom in how you respond the toxic behaviors that are often acted out.
most companies are just large families. It is more apparent in smaller companies, but often just as obvious with Fortune 500 companies, that people get hired and what they do is, reinact whatever family patterns they grew up with right in the workplace. Associates and managers become surrogates for siblings and parents.