Being excluded sucks. When everyone else is talking about MindHunter on Netflix and you don’t know what the hell is going on, it stinks. Or when you see 10 cars in front of your neighbor’s house, you know for a second you’re like, “Dang, a party? Hmmm, my invite must have gotten lost.” You aren’t alone. It’s universally human to want to be a part of things and it’s universally human to feel a little ping when you are excluded. Gang, there is a reason the movie Mean Girls grossed $131,000,000 worldwide.
But what about being excluded at work?