Frustrations At Work… Urghhhh… Gotta love them… NOT!!!
It’s amazing how people will let the smallest little things get to them. Sometimes people may get frustrated because of things in the office, the co-workers, the job itself and yes even the boss.
These are the days more than ever of Frustrations At Work.
Let’s talk about things in the office. I observe this at work all the time and some of the things that happen can be quite humorous. There’s a guy in my office that has a battle with the printer almost every day. It’s quite humorous to me when a guy comes up to the printer looking like Santa Claus no less and begins looking for his printout only to find that there’s no printout there. Needless to say, the yelling begins. Now, last time I checked printers couldn’t hear. LOL! And I really don’t think that’s going to make the printer all of a sudden cough up his printout. Nonetheless, you can see the steam coming from the top of his head as he rants and raves! Well, since the yelling doesn’t work, let’s trying kicking it. That’ll do it It’s amazing how people handle frustrations at work.
And some people really take it over the top. Check out this guy on the video.
LOL! But seriously though, how do you handle frustrations at work? It’s important to know how to handle this because it can affect your health.
Some of us have gotten frustrated with co-workers. The best thing to do when this happens is to have a brief, professional conversation with your co-worker. If a co-worker is say not pulling his or her own weight, try taking a different approach. Maybe find some way to compliment the worker and then move on to say something like, “You know it would sure help me be more efficient if you could… (whatever the situation is).”
Now, let’s talk about the boss. If you’re someone’s boss and you’re causing this frustration, STOP IT!!! Don’t be known as “The Bad Boss” contributing to frustrations at work.
Not sure if your workers are frustrated, look around and see if your workers are happy. If they’re not, there’s a good chance that they may be frustrated. Now I am aware that the economy is bad and therefore some people in management may feel that they can do whatever the heck they want which includes treating the employee any kind of way. Why? Because they feel that there are plenty of people out there looking for jobs and they can get someone else. But be careful of that thinking, everything changes and just because it seems like the employer is on top right now will not always be the case in the future.
Anyway, the point is employees should be treated as an asset if that is in fact what they really are. Stop with the micro-managing, some of you, and give people the autonomy to do their jobs. If they are good workers, then they will no doubt shine but if they are feeling frustrated, you are not likely to see the same results. Believe it or not, money is not the most important thing. People need to feel appreciated so make them feel that way and you will be amazed at the results.
If it’s the job itself that you are frustrated with, identify what about the job you don’t like. There will always be parts of a job that you don’t like for most people. Maybe the mundane tasks are what are getting you frustrated. If so, focus on the parts of the job that you love and space out the mundane tasks.
Quickly here’s some other ways to handle frustrations at work.
- Let off some steam by working out.
- Set some time for yourself by taking a walk to clear your mind and enjoy the sunshine.
- Meditate by visualizing something pleasant in your mind.
- Take the day off or leave early. Use this time to do something fun. We all need a break, right?
There are many ways to handle frustrations at work. Please feel free to share in the comments below ways that you handle your frustrations at work.
Until next time,