Your number #1 tip against frustration at work!
Work can get frustrating; we can talk about that all day. It can come in all different shapes and forms, But just talking about the frustration doesn't get us much further. Sharing solutions will. So please let us know what your number #1 tip against frustrations at work is.
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When things don't go the way we want them to go....you get frustrated. Sometimes, it's all about your expectations and the illusion of control you think you have.
Be open to uncertainty, to different views or opinions. Just, be open and curious in general (like if you were really trying to understand what's going on, instead of trying to force your thinking into people). And if it doesn't work, well...maybe you are at the wrong place... or at the wrong time.
“It was like being with a parent that didn’t really want us”, says CEO of GE Appliances, Kevin Nolan. He explained: “The one hope everyone had was that Haier bought us because they wanted us, and we were curious to find out what that would mean”. 4 years later, we visited to find out how GEA was doing. Getting to talk to them was harder than we thought: “Our managers and executives are currently working on the assembly lines.” They are doing what!?
There are many examples of self-management on the Corporate Rebels Bucket List, all of which have very few layers of management, if any, and they are mostly highly successful. So this raises the question “If this is such a good way of organising work, why isn’t everyone doing it?”.
After writing up the business case of NER Group for our Online Academy, I read Jack Stack and Bo Burlingham's classic about their transformation of SRC Holdings, called 'The Great Game of Business'. I was struck by the similarities between the two.