Coping and Accountability for Management
As much as we may often feel stressed, frustrated, or aggravated with details related to our job, we have managers or leaders above us who can support our needs that should or would help alleviate the reasons for feeling so emotional while on the job. But why are employees not seeking this type of support?
Workers tend to forget that the company departments want them to succeed because their success is the company’s success too. So, where is the impingement between employees having or experiencing a difficult time and them seeking and recovering the interventions they need to continue to work without insulting their performance?
Well, it starts with the Dr. Buzz method, where we successfully flow the three-tiered model: What’s wrong, how does it make you feel, and what can someone do to support you to recovery. As elementary and straightforward as this protocol is, adult employees struggle to access the help they need as some feel asking for assistance is a sign of weakness.
Another reason why people are reluctant to seeking support is that, as adults, we should be able to handle stress and obstacles independently because we are adults, and therefore, we should be resilient.
Here are my methods on how to ask for help from superiors or the HR Department:
Suggest and describe what is wrong ( e.g., you are struggling to meet deadlines). Express how it makes you feel (e.g., the stress of barely completing your expectations is causing you stress, you are not sleeping well, and now feel moody and irritable) Communicate the benefit from receiving support (e.g., someone who has or is equipped with excellent executive skill management tools could mentor you, assign deadlines in advance to help you properly plan, someone may be able to assist with some of the tasks to meet some of the more critical deadlines)
It is vitally important that we provide our employees with the right guide on seeking support from your company to ensure excellent potential outcomes.
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