Work Should Work For You
I am continually amazed at how much productivity is lost in business due to dysfunctional work environments. I work with clients who are continuously exhausted, stressed, discouraged and resentful in their jobs. They are often dealing with aggressive communication from bosses and/or lack of appreciation for the hard work they are doing on behalf of the company. Over time they start to lose motivation and their productivity suffers despite the desire to be dedicated and hard working. Most of my clients would happily stay at their job but end up looking for a new job that can provide them a more functional and enjoyable work environment.
Companies should understand how much money is lost every year due to employee turnover and having to continually train new employees. And yet, there doesn’t seem to be any incentive to change their behaviors. Of course, there are many companies that have functional work environments but I am concerned about my clients whose companies continue to treat their employees as expendable widgets.
Clients often come to me in order to find strategies to manage their work environment or transition to a new job. One of the best ways to manage the stress of a less than functional work environment is to recognize what is in your control and what is not. It’s to set boundaries, have realistic expectations, and empower self to have a healthy work/life balance. Every client’s situation is a bit difference but I love helping my clients find strategies to be fulfilled in their work environment.
Don’t settle for a lousy work place, empower yourself to get a healthy work environment.