Pet peeves. We all have them. Here are some ways they play out in the workplace.
🙄 Adopting a “We have always done it this way” attitude.
🙄 Failure to make decisions.
🙄 People not delivering on their promises.
🙄 Knowingly, overstating capabilities.
🙄 Being assigned a goal with no authority or resources to achieve it.
🙄 Not responsive to calls or emails.
🙄 Leaders who hold staff accountable, but not themselves.
What’s one of your workplace frustrations?
No one wants to work in a toxic culture or with dysfunctional coworkers. But ask them why it happens, and very few can name the root cause. There are four overarching patterns of workplace culture.
1. Conflict-Avoidant Culture: Need approval. Underlying fear is rejection. Excessive need to be nice and to take care of everyone, even when they don’t perform. What’s missing is courage (integrity, confidence, and boldness).
2. Autocratic-Dominant Culture: Need power. Underlying fear is vulnerability. Excessive need to be forceful under the guise of protecting the vulnerable. What’s missing is humanity (trust, likability, and empathy).
3. Elite-Bureaucratic Culture: Need status above others. Underlying fear is inferiority. Excessive need for a hierarchy to overcome feelings of inadequacy. What’s missing is resilience (openness, creativity, and inspiration).
4. Chaotic-Narcissistic Culture: Need freedom and attention that arises from rebellion to authority figures. Underlying fear is being trapped in sadness/boredom that comes from previously feeling neglected. Excessive need for the freedom to pursue lofty ideas and delusions. What’s missing is wisdom (perspective, diligence, and focus).
Source: Training Industry Magazine