Perfect may be the enemy of good, but it’s hard to silence that internal critic, especially when you care deeply about your work. Sometimes, you have to be prepared to fight dirty, and silence your inner perfectionist …
Tag: problem solving
It can take time to find your desired career path. All of the education in the world can’t really prepare you for the real day-in, day-out struggles of working life. Unforeseen challenges abound — from attempting to navigate the salary …
We love to complain. In 2013, an article from The New York Times revealed that of customers who bought a product and were dissatisfied with it, 95 percent would not complain to the company, but would express their discontent to 10 or 15 friends. Unless one of those friends was on the quality control team at that company, that probably isn't going to solve any problems for future buyers. We treat our jobs the same way, and unless we learn how to become real problem solvers, it will only hurt us in the long run.
Managers notice how people respond to change and pressure. Having the right approach to problems at the office may get you noticed and promoted.
Every job can be stressful at times, especially when a significant change event occurs. However, if you tend to react by going into escape mode, you may be a mouse. On the other hand, if you respond by baring your claws, you may be a lion.
Managers hire people to fix problems, not complain about them. Employees who are prepared to offer possible solutions are considered highly valuable. These problem-solvers are the ones who keep their jobs in a tight economy. They're also the workers who are offered merit raises, and, eventually, promoted.