The Working World

The Working World


You’re hired! You convinced the hiring manager to give you the job, and now you must walk the labyrinth of corporate relations. There are a handful of people in your unit, several more in the unit next to yours and more within the units that you interact with and so on. Each is an individual, different and unique. Each leader may impose their character style onto their unit which may lead to conflicting viewpoints within the varying units. Ultimately, it is the company president that dictates the behavioural style of the employees as a whole.


How do you deal with all of these characters and behavioural styles while maintaining yours and at the same time succeeding in your goals and aspirations? First and foremost understand yourself and your behavior. What were the key points to getting hired? What was your perspective and expectations at the time you were applying? Where is your focus in the everyday? How do you interpret the message?

The key is not to make everything and all about you and thus be more open to the varying viewpoints and personalities. Always ask yourself, what different meanings could each statement have and you will see that there are always multiple viewpoints to each and every statement. Perhaps it’s time you reflect internally and the means by which you see and hear and perceive the world about you. By knowing and understanding yourself, you are better able to create a rewarding work environment.


March 2013

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