We are all in a transitional stage daily as we all know the careers employment path has always been subjected.. Let us just say everyday is a process from chaos to creation and then to implementation. Any system is always subjected to gradual grinding to growth.
The ideal thing to do is to not take things personally since we all have to adapt in the changes differently and we possess different personalities. But the fact of the matter is, we cannot stick with this ideal all the time because we are subject to emotions (no matter how irrational) due to our humanity and no matter how mature, professional, or old we think of ourselves.
Always anticipate that changes often bring resistances and misunderstandings no matter how good the intentions abound or that the end goal is success for the company. Creating a win-win situation for everyone can become a strenuous activity in itself but it is necessary to cultivate in the long run. Having a win-win environment means an exchange of mutual respect, cooperation, and honest communication from both sides. Different ideas and opinions can create conflicts but finding a common ground and understanding where conflicts come from can create better solutions.
Because at the end of the day, work output and healthy relations are what matter most and everyone knows that generally. The challenge there is knowing where to draw the lines and knowing how to remain kind. Being impartial on the job can be hard because you know you will encounter hostility every once in a while, so we all hope to find it in ourselves to still remain as understanding as possible even if people are already misunderstanding you. These all might sound too Pollyanna complex to most, but we can nod in agreement that keeping positivity no matter how different our attitudes can get saves the day most of the time. Put in some humor in there, too.
Implementation of new rules or per se policies has never been quick and right away but more effective in gradual and positive reinforcement. We do not need to hurry letting all of us learn about work ethics and such. Having to say that we all grow at different rates, we cannot just grow mature or grow up for other people – it is a process we all have to go through on our own. The ability to allow each other growth and giving chances for each other to grow at the job can be Utopian management but it has no workbook or instructional manual to be able to attain. All we can do is to invest in the potential of all people to grow slowly but in a steady pace and hopefully contribute to the company’s productivity.
We all have to adjust to each other; taking account of every one with the same pounds of importance no matter the designations because we all belong in the same company and we are more productive when we are interdependent to each other. As much as we can, we should avoid the path of becoming a one-man island or one-man show because this is not possible in a corporate or in any company. Interdependence respects individuality but fosters team work for more successful endeavors. The effort of a team is more fulfilling and effective because a team reinforces each member’s weaknesses and develops each member’s strengths. Team work and spirit rallies an individual to become part of the company by doing his part of the job.
So, relax and find something at work that you enjoy doing so you learn to love your job and hopefully get along with others in the process. We can only focus on how we grow ourselves day-to-day and it makes it more effective in terms of productivity to watch out for ourselves rather than finding what is wrong with anybody else. In that way, when we manage to balance ourselves, we learn how to work around the difficulties not only in work but in our lives but in any careers employment.
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