Do you have a workplace headache? Is there something or someone gnawing at you?
We’ve heard somebody say it, “I have a migraine.” Migraines are no joke and could be a serious condition.
Metaphorically, are there some pains around your workplace?
Any time we have people working together we’re going to have different personalities, different values, ideas, and beliefs. There will always be different ways to approach problems and different moods depending on what is happening in our lives.
In addition to the interpersonal circumstances we’ll also probably have work we like to do, and work we despise doing.
We know there will be good days and bad days.
Can you control your situation? In some cases, probably, yes. In other cases, probably not so much.
We can’t do much about the traffic jam, the road construction, or a traffic accident.
Pouring rain, bright sunshine, high temperatures or freezing cold. No wind, light wind, or whipping wind, nothing we can really do.
The personalities of our valued customers or coworkers, they are beyond our control.
If we choose to allow it, we have a lot of workplace ailments. Personalities, values, and attitudes, not much we can do unless it is our job to help others with their behaviors.
We can choose to not let a traffic jam, bad weather, or different personalities ruin our chance at productivity.
There is a job to do, either way. What happens next is based on our own decisions.
We can choose to acknowledge our headaches, or move forward perhaps forgetting that we have them.
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.