COMMUNICATE YOUR NEEDS TO MANAGEMENT AND COWORKERS
.... by Doris Helge, Ph.D.
The following material was excerpted with permission from the book, Joy on the Job - Over 365 Ways to Create the Joy and Fulfillment You Deserve, by Doris Helge, Ph.D., © 2005, Shimoda Publishing, email@example.com.
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In chapter one, you identified what you need to achieve fulfillment on the job. This chapter shares proven techniques for communicating your needs to management, team members, and coworkers.
FOCUS ON STRENGTHS AND SOLUTIONS
Take steps to ensure that you are perceived as part of the solution-not as the problem. Talk about challenges instead of problems and simultaneously present possible solutions. If you do not have a solution to propose, suggest a way of determining one. Make it clear you are concerned with the bigger picture rather than merely taking care of yourself.
Present your strengths and your data. Stress how your contributions benefit the organization. (You might say, "It's beneficial to the company that I have done . . ."). When possible, specifically demonstrate how your performance boosts the company's bottom line.
Tell your boss or coworkers what you need in order to do the best possible job for the organization. Promise results you can truly deliver. State a timeline, if possible.
Remember both you and the organization will gain more when you:
We lead ourselves in the direction of our attention. About the best result you can obtain when you focus on your weaknesses is the avoidance of failure. Concentrate instead on capitalizing your strengths, and you will do your best work.
USE WORDS THAT BUILD SUPPORT
Gain new resources by choosing phrases and words that develop awareness of what you have achieved and what you need to improve in the future.
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