To save your work at work through this crisis needs to take a positive attitude, experts advise avoiding criticizing colleagues and mix the personal with the work.
Maintain a proactive attitude when there is no easy job instability, but is indispensable. Faced with a scenario that reflects the loss of more than 800,000 jobs, according to figures from the Confederation of Employers of the Mexican Republic (Coparmex), it is essential that you change your habits and attitudes if you want to keep your job.
The level of stress at work is so high it can be destructive and, given the current situation, there are situations that you must accept.
However, with some measures, such as constant communication between colleagues, you can get ahead in a difficult environment, said Michael Stanford, author of Inhuman Resources: A guide to the psychos, misfits and criminally incompetent in every office.
The study by Mercer What’s Working, conducted in 22 countries, adds another factor to the list of items that can help you out ‘unscathed’ at work: respect among its members and to meet agreed commitments.
For its part, the consultant Yeomans Williams explains in his book 7 Survival Skills for a reengineered World, which suggested, among the seven skills to succeed in the company are: not to criticize colleagues, set goals every day and be sensitive to changes that occur.
“By having a steady job, usually the person goes into a comfort zone, which can shake a stage of crisis, like the one currently lives. Instead of resting on its laurels, “this is the ideal time to be vigilant about how we can respond to this change or if there is a refocusing professional work,” says Erik Lopez, regional commercial manager for Mexico, Central America and Dominican Republic Manpower.
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Some bad habits can affect your performance and encourage your bosses to stop you as a candidate to turn to new projects. Identify it and fight them not only to keep your job, but also more pleasant to the long hours of working time.
1. Coexistence “in the middle? There is a famous line that says ‘I’m not gold dime along well with everyone’, but in terms of office, the employees seek to “those who are capable of doing their job in a good working environment without the gap to a colleague interfere with their performance, “said Eugenia Franco, an expert on the psychology of work from the Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon.
Tip: If you have any problems with a partner is difficult to solve without evidence throughout your area and especially in front of your boss, who has no time or inclination to engage in a personal matter. Eye: respect is essential in the office: do not confuse friendship with overconfidence, and avoids the practical jokes and nicknames. And if you speak ill of another person ignores your opinion, the world is very small and the next in the crosshairs could be you.
2. Targets met. In a time of recession employment trend is that the load absorbing some ‘additional’ work, here the company expects you to Join in this new effort and time is made more productive, says the manager of Manpower.
Tip: Although the ‘gossip’ on Monday, is interesting, avoid spending more than half an hour to the exits by coffee and chat with your mates (leave for lunch). It has even been proven that “habits like smoking makes us less productive, because every day you lose more than 30 minutes on it,” points out Erik Lopez. If your day is loose at work, takes to advance pending.
3. Mark ‘the line’: The question is do you want to keep your job? Then you must “stop complaining about everything: work, company policy, wages,” said regional manager of Manpower.
Tip: Do not wait to start working or pass a storm, take the time to ask what are the situations that bother you, why, and look for a solution, says the manager. Because salary increases are being complicated, you can try to negotiate other support that makes you feel better in your post.
4. Collective psychosis. The fact hear the word ‘cut’ could create uncertainty and alarm, both states hinder the professional development specialists agree.
Tip: The ‘grapevine’ is a fixture in all organizations, but that does not mean you’re part of it and begin to generate behaviors that put you in the list of ‘bad elements’. Take the rumors as a warning to remember that it is necessary to analyze your strengths and weaknesses to give a bonus at work, or to make a plan to help you find new employment options.
5. In curve? A few years ago, to survive in the job had to take out the earrings and of course to be loyal, but survival is now linked to another element: be prepared, stress Franco and Lopez.
Tip: Rate at what point “the way you kept training,” ie, when was the last time you took a workshop. Identify what knowledge and skills are in greater demand in the organization, and tries to improve them. For example, you study another language.
6. Put aside personal. Are you dying to mourn your sorrows with your friend from another area? While having a trusted person at work is valuable, “privacy is that, privately,” emphasizes Eugenia Franco.
Tip: Try to keep him away from the personal work, if you are having a difficult time seeking help from a specialist, and work practice concrete actions to help you improve your mood. Situations as simple as “find alternatives for a new project or hear your favorite song in the morning, change the attitude of the people,” says the specialist in occupational psychology.