Any job can become your dream job if you are happy at the workplace. Happiness mainly depends on two factors- your flexibility and adaptability with work culture and colleagues. Here are few ways that can help you develop these skills, helping you achieve work deadlines better, improved rapport with your colleagues, and promote happiness at work.
Being curious in our conscious mind creates an interest in our sub-conscious mind. Asking questions not only help you resolve queries but also promotes communication with the colleagues. It can also help you tackle something which you may see as a challenge.
- Spot opportunities to adjust:
Instead of thinking ‘why should I?’, developing an attitude of ‘why not’ will help you not only enhance your knowledge, work skills, management skills, and keep you open to challenges and new projects, but also make you your colleagues’ and bosses’ favourite!
- Patience is the key:
Office bullying is the most common phenomenon that creates negative culture. This can be turned around with a little humour in response, instead of feeling bad, changing your attitude, or feeling hurt. Just give yourself some space and think. Always remember, “If you can’t fight them, join them!”
- Listen and learn:
Seeking out different views and exploring ideas diverse from yours can help you open up your mind, understand other better, create more relevant and efficient strategies and act better in difficult situations. Volunteering and working abroad will expose you to great opportunities, too.
- Alter your routine:
Putting in something new to your daily schedule, a task, a hobby, a way to learn something, a new project, or anything that motivates you or creates the lacking enthusiasm in you, can help you look towards the day with zeal. It will also create more productivity in your work.
- Make your own deadlines:
Set yourself an early deadline. This will help you challenge yourself, meet the deadlines on time, drive you towards better time management, leave space for sudden changes, and help you test your flexibility and adaptability. Plus it leads to your boss being impressed!
- Go small with goals:
Instead of burdening yourself with a heavy task at once, break it down in small do-able tasks that are easily achievable. This can help you complete your tasks better; at the same time helping you adjust to and/or tackle any issue raised at any step of the project.
- Appreciate your efforts:
Sticking to your goals, monotonous routines, daily schedules and weekly deadlines, and continuously trying to keep yourself motivated, is something you really need appreciation for. Give yourself due credit for the work and do something out of the ordinary to create a sense of achievement.
- See the future:
Adapting to the company goals can not only help you get appreciation from your seniors and respect from juniors, but also create a positive impact on your professional life, helping you bag a promotion in your early years of career and even helping you recognize your own potential.
These nine tips are great for assisting you develop flexibility and adaptability in your daily routine, helping you grow both personally and professionally, and making it easier for you to create a better rapport with people in and out of your work culture.