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Chapter 10. Overcoming Blocks

One of the most valuable skills an employee can bring to any workplace is the ability to overcome obstacles while remaining flexible and calm. Following is a list of typical blocks to an effective employee-employer partnership, with suggestions for how to become a “block buster.” Think about how they apply to you.

Blocks What I Could Do to Overcome Blocks
1. There is just too much work Organize work better. Suggest that our department/ team discuss how we can work more cooperatively and reduce unnecessary interruptions. Document work load and suggest hiring permanent or temporary staff.
2. Poor health Exercise regularly. Eat breakfast every day. Get a checkup. Have specialists study workplace hazards, such as ventilation, lighting, workstation ergonomics, and make recommendations.
3. Boss has family/ personal problems Be empathetic but avoid in-depth personal discussions.
4. Supplies are inadequate Serve on a problem-solving team to investigate alternatives.
5. The company is reorganizing Stay calm and flexible. Avoid spreading rumors. Find out the facts.
6. Directions from the top are unclear Ask questions, write memos, offer feedback.
7. The economy is in a recession Suggest ways to reduce costs and waste.



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