Monday, December 31, 2007

How To Improve Self Confidence At Work?

Coworker problems, problems with the boss, less job satisfaction, no chance of promotion, insufficient salary, damaged self-esteem and so many other problems create work a pain for many of us. Some of us are very frustrated with our jobs and are always looking for a change in job. But this change in job may not always help. The other company may have different set of problems. What are the issues that trouble us at work? Let us talk more.

Skill at whatever we do is the most important factor in any job. If you have lesser skill, you cannot compensate that with anything else. You will have to get more skill by joining some programs or changing your work profile. Get yourself tested again for your aptitude and decide if you wish to continue doing same work or change to any other. For example, you may be working as a content writer in a website company. If you think that you can do better with website design, shift to that. Find out your true skill and improve that everyday. This is the first key.

Working with people is the toughest job. A person may be very happy working alone. Put them with a team and you may find that the team is going in different directions. The team members may not be working best with each other. Difference in temperament, working style, skill ego issues, communication gaps and many other such factors make a team a bad place to work. You will have to therefore look at all the problems you are having with your co-workers. Then decide about who is creating the problems. For some of them, you may be responsible. Change that immediately. Join some course in communication and conflicts. Understand how to avoid any conflict and work as a team. This will pay you very big dividends.

Employer or senior-
Unless you are sure that you cannot work with your employer/senior, you have no choice but to work under them. You may have to forget some differences and fall in line to create a smooth working partnership. You may have many issues with your boss. But so does he/she.

Try to improve yourself in the above three key areas and you will find your confidence increasing at your work.

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