What do you do when you encounter workplace obstacles? Did you ever wonder why they are there in the first place?
When someone needs to drive a forklift truck through the warehouse or stock yard, does the business purposely place obstacles in the route?
If you’re hired to write code for a new specialty software application, does the hiring agent instruct you to do it without access to a computing device?
If your goal is to bring in more sales, does the business reduce marketing and advertising efforts?
Every day people are striving to accomplish a goal. They’re also faced with obstacles or roadblocks that challenge the path forward.
Should you resist? Fight it? Should you figure out how to navigate it?
Right or Wrong
Does right or wrong matter?
It seems that like beauty, right or wrong may be in the eyes of the beholder.
Certainly, there are rules, regulations, and privileges. Driving is a privilege. Speed limits are a rule.
For many things there are so-called grey areas. Circumstances or situations arise and judgement calls need to be made. Do you use your best judgement or just adapt regardless of your position on the matter?
Navigation and adaptation are key.
There will always be obstacles. Rain occurs on wedding dates.
Some one or some thing will become an obstacle in your path.
Workplaces are full of navigational challenges. It seems they are increasing and standing in the way of the true mission.
In the end your perception of right or wrong, fair or unfair, probably won’t matter much. It is how you’ll look on the other side.
Think carefully about decisions you’ll make. Find the balance for navigation.
Makes decisions that keep you on track, not stopped or stalled.
Sometimes the hardest part is understanding the true goal.
There often is a difference between how it works and how it looks.
Dennis E. Gilbert is a business consultant, speaker (CSPTM), and culture expert. He is a five-time author and the founder of Appreciative Strategies, LLC. His business focuses on positive human performance improvement solutions through Appreciative Strategies®. Reach him through his website at Dennis-Gilbert.com or by calling +1 646.546.5553.