ASKMEN – When Richard Madden (you might also know him as Robb Stark in Game of Thrones) comes face-to-face with Idris Elba in their new movie Bastille Day, the pair don’t exactly get on. Their mismatched characters are forced to work together to catch the baddies behind a terrorist bombing – or rather Elba’s gruff cop convinces Madden’s pickpocket to work with him. Anyway, they’re not exactly best bros.
We all know that feeling, the dread of having to work with a colleague we don’t exactly get on with. Maybe they’re bossy. Maybe they’ve turned paper-pushing passive aggression into an artform. They might just have stolen the water THAT YOU BOILED from the kettle. Arseholes.
To help us with office scenarios like this in the future, we asked Idris Elba and Richard Madden for their best advice on navigating office politics. This is how you deal with a difficult colleague …maybe don’t spit in the kettle though.