Regardless of our improved skills in setting plans and goals, it is not always enough. Over time, we discover that the most important thing in our job description is to be able to handle the hardest issues at the toughest times. Let’s see how capable you are in handling the issues that you face during your work?
On a ranking from 1 (strongly agree) to 5 (strongly disagree), rate yourself for each of the following statements:
- In my opinion, it is such a crucial part for my job to face issues and interruptions and manage to handle them.
- I am pretty good at escaping from being disturbed, and I ensure that any interruption caused is simple and momentary.
- Even when I have loads of work, I am ok with accepting more tasks.
- I have no problem in ending useless conversations.
- Issues to me are nothing but a challenge for my team and I. They help in improving our mental performances by having to come up with new solutions, ideas and techniques.
- I almost never bother myself with knowing the person behind any crisis I confront.
- I make sure to be ready for any issues; I consider that handling the crisis in the best way is to come up with solutions before it even hits.
Let’s take a look over the definition of your ratings:
- If your score is 15 or less, then you are on the right track. You are great at your job and great at motivating your team to improve their skills. Make sure you accept the fact that not all the people can manage to rise to your standards. However, use your skills to help others improve theirs.
- Scores between 16 and 26 mean that you should be more aware of your work habits. In other words, you are not bad at handling the crisis, yet you should take care of your methods in managing your workflow, or vice versa.
- Scores of 27 and more points: you must work on creating inner energy to improve your skills, whether in handling crises or in managing your work. Below are some tips from the bests:
Handling crises: You cannot avoid communicating with your co-workers as much as possible. Manage to include more time and resources in your plans. Crises do not show until the last minute, especially when you’ve got no more time.
Handling interruptions: Make sure you do not interrupt yourself at the first place. Organize your time based on your skills, keep records of how much outer interruption you face and work on decreasing them, either by coping with the others or by changing your habits at work.