Workplace Difficulties

Workplace Difficulties

I have worked in different teams and work cultures and have a keen interest and professional training in role development and assisting people to navigate around difficult work environments. There can be times when you need assistance in holding onto your integrity and finding new ways of conducting yourself in a professional context. A difficult manager, staff member, colleague or team can jam you up inside and make it hard to find your voice or even to articulate the story of what is happening.

Sometimes its helpful to take time with someone who can listen carefully and with some knowledge explore the issue at hand to find new ways of responding or not responding. It can be of great benefit to discuss workplace issues with someone who has particular training in supervision as it focuses on how to find ways to stand firm yet kind in the face of challenging behaviours.

Sometimes when working with human dilemmas we can be affected deeply and it can be helpful to make time to give it some attention. Talking with someone who is attuned and able to carefully explore with kindness and sincerity allows you to bring some kindness to yourself and you may find in doing this that as you hear yourself talking, you are able to find new pathways of tending to yourself and responding to others.

People have used supervision as a place for reflecting on work issues such as how to decide if they should resign, plan a resignation and how to leave a job with grace and dignity. How one exits a job can leave a lasting impression. Issues such as being bullied or groomed may need some attention, and careful consideration about how to respond and tend to oneself effectively can be a lifelong and lasting investment.