Problems and Solutions
We all have problems and some of us choose to whine and complain about them-totally normal. Life is tough and sometimes it just feels good to do a little complaining. Get it off your chest and have a friend agree with you. But what about when you’re at work and you can’t just complain about your work problems with a coworker?
You know, those days that really try on your patience or when you’re starving and you can’t grab lunch because you’re already behind on a project. Or when a client isn’t getting back to you, your coworkers aren’t pulling their weight, you’ve surpassed your due dates and everything seems to just not be working properly. One “solution” would be to head straight to your boss’s office to complain and explain all that is going wrong in the best possible way, right?
Let’s think about this, so now you’re walking to your boss’s office organizing in your mind all the issues that have come up and how terrible your coworkers are.
Stop right there.
You are already doing yourself a disservice. Your boss doesn’t want to fix your problems for you nor do they want to be a buffer between you and the other employees. Because remember, you may not always be 100% perfect at work either.
So, before you’re ready complain, think of a solution or a better way around the problems. Be a professional. It will speak volumes about your business acumen when you don’t stomp your feet and whine at the problem. You don’t have to have all the answers. You just have to show that you’re more focused on solving a problem than you are on dwelling on its existence.
*If that doesn’t work, then by all means, take it to the boss!