Looking at business challenges today, we realize that in this digital, capitalist era, we are constantly exhausted. We work (and live) like on a rollercoaster. Sleep less, additionally tormented by the fact that we are constantly tired. That is why we use coffee to get us going, and alcohol and other substances to calm us down.
Life is what happens from weekend to weekend, when we are free from work. Even on annual vacations we are still troubled by workplace issues. We constantly check our e-mails so we don’t miss anything.
Apart from those general things that affect us all, many face even more specific business challenges. In all types of jobs and all professions. To one degree or another, each and every one of them affects our mental health. Sometimes they even lead to anxiety or depression.
Learn now how you can better deal with those business challenges before they become – business problems.
New professional role
When being promoted and/or getting a new business role, the level of stress is high because you find yourself in a new professional environment. You are learning new business procedures (as well as those unwritten rules of behavior in the new team!). Learning new (professional) skills.
Even if you do not have new colleagues, professional relationships with the existing colleagues changes. Especially if you become their superior.
Workload also increases. Higher position brings new, greater responsibilities.
It is only natural that you struggle with the ambiguity of the new role, while also being challenged by the unpredictability of stepping out of the old and well-known.
Whether it’s direct, with colleagues in your team, or cross-departmental, communication is something where delays and problems can always occur. Both verbal and non-verbal communication are important in every workplace.
Improving communication skills is an eternal challenge for every employee, regardless of the position he worked in. And not only when it comes to business communication.
The goal is to master what is called assertive communication. Communication where opinions and needs are expressed directly, unambiguously, self-consciously. Considering the way something is communicated as much as the message itself, with all due respect to everyone we are communicating with.
A managerial position or any position where the outcome of a business project depends on you, apart from the availability of resources, requires essential knowledge of working with people. In addition to the daily requirements of business and focusing on business strategy, you also have the regular obligation to evaluate the work of employees. It is one of the most difficult managerial tasks.
Evaluating the work of employees is demanding and places an additional burden on the leader or manager.
Many business problems, both in business itself and in interpersonal relationships, are the result of inept evaluation of the work of employees.
Humans are social beings and it is natural that relationships between people are therefore one of the biggest factors of satisfaction in the workplace. In the workplace, we don’t choose who we work with and we are often forced to work with people who are different from us.
Business challenges today include working in increasingly complex systems. Working from home and isolated workplaces add additional complexity to the already complicated issue of getting along with colleagues and clients.
On the to-do list, your main task as a manager is to make your team more productive: to enable people to focus better and reduce distractions, to ensure a fruitful exchange of ideas and clear communication. However, despite popular opinion, each of us brings our own emotions to work, they cannot be excluded. They are an inseparable part of us and make social situations challenging for the manager.
Taking care of relationships between people and their emotions and mental health is one of the biggest and most serious managerial tasks.
How to overcome business challenges?
Being aware of business challenges and working to deal with them helps to deal with business problems more easily. To be more self-confident and satisfied with ourselves, both at work and outside of it. We take on business responsibilities more easily and they burden us less.
For any individual who is torn between a multitude of business obligations and responsibilities, business consulting services can help them learn to invest their energy more wisely and achieve more with less effort.
Systems-psychodynamic business consulting is a special type of business consulting that will help you even more directly to engage better in your business role, i.e. in the workplace. And all this using the existing capacities and resources you have.
You will be introduced to the dynamics that develop in your business system, both the visible one and the one below the surface (which you feel, but sometimes find it difficult to formulate in words). You will develop capacities for communication and collaboration with team members and clients.
How we work on business issues?
We will review together various specific business challenges that you go through as leaders, managers, and in general in your workplace. We will analyze your attitudes, feelings, beliefs, and when it comes to your work role, primary task, boundaries, structure, work and organizational culture, authority, division of roles your organization in mind…
1. Rethinking boundaries
Whether we are in a team or working in isolation (or remote), our work has limits. We’ll review whether your time and task boundaries are firm enough, yet loose enough to allow you to be satisfied at work and reduce stress. To be more appropriate and better suited to your business situation.
2. Strengthening authority
The authority to do a job (through experience, education, or placement) constitutes our formal authority. In addition, we also have informal authority, an unnamed, unofficial authorization from team members to be in, for example, a managerial position. Authority in the mind is something we will also work on: what is holding us back from being better leaders/managers, ie how can we improve our formal authority by giving ourselves authority from our role.
3. Defining the business role
In order to be successful in your business role, you need to be clear about both the formal role and its informal elements – which are taken for granted in business, but difficult to define. If you manage to make a large number of them aware, define and negotiate with colleagues and superiors, you are well on your way to avoiding many conflicts at work and ensuring greater satisfaction in the workplace.
4. Exploring the primary task
The primary task is the main task you need to do at work. And that’s often not the most technical part of your job. The motivation to do the work can be related to your understanding of the primary task. So learn with us to look at the wider, systemic context and explore with us what is really important when it comes to your business.
Explore your hidden capacities and advance your business life and career with the resources you already possess.
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