Practice Success In the Office
Have you ever felt annoyed because your colleague is too loud or rambunctious? Perhaps you were once impatient because a co-worker of yours doesn’t work fast enough as you do? How about having a monster for a boss who asks you to do something easy or impossible or makes no sense at all?
It can’t be easy to deal with other people if you find it hard to deal with yourself. Other people talk too slow, others too fast, others do it too loud, and there are some who doesn’t talk at all. Can you actually blame them? Most definitely, the answer is NO.
Genetically, all people are different. Blood siblings are different. Even twins, who are almost the same, can be different too. As time pass by, the personality differences go even further with the difference of opinion, attitude, and character. But that’s exactly the reason why other people become successful. It’s not simply that you worked hard 24/7 that you are able to reach the summit of success – it’s about understanding people and trying to work well despite the differences in personalities.
Success in the office
Talk about success in the office and the criteria can be chopped down into having big titles, huge salaries, and the presence of personal, plush offices. But that’s not the only thing that you should use as a marker for success. In fact, if there is another scale to measure success in the office, it would be about the person who can work along with anybody else despite the personality.
Defining a worthy job
A job can be defined by several factors: the type of tasks needed to be done, the kind of technology needed to do it, the skill set needed to accomplish the tasks, and also the timing and time it takes to finish everything. Different people who do the same job might have different perspectives over what they are doing.
The advantage of being able to understand different personalities inside the office is that it can be a great asset for any company. Understanding how your co-workers work makes your job easier and even enjoyable even if it’s sometimes tiring. It’s just like being a mechanic and you know that each tool in your toolbox has a designated work to do. You cannot use a wrench as a screwdriver and vice versa.
If you know that Jane is good with people communication and that Joe is good with statistics, then you know exactly who to turn to when the figures are too hard to understand or when people you talk to are being unreasonable with you. Cooperation is what makes a great team. On the other side of the coin though, you may find the root of all evil known by every team which is disagreement.
The key to finding success in the office is not to push and shove other people for their shortcomings. If you think you are right and you know you are right, then it’s time to have a professional discussion rather than rant and harass everyone with negativity. If you want to be a star worker, you should not just be best when it comes to having the right skill set. You should also be able to work successfully and enjoyably with everyone by understanding how your officemates work and think too.
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