According to an American Management Association study, the five situations
that produce the most frustration in the workplace and arise most
- More tasks and responsibilities than time to do them.
- People taking up more time with correspondence and meetings.
- Dealing with incompetence in others.
- Poor communication from upper management.
- Inadequate acknowledgment of personal efforts.
Do these workplace pressures sound familiar? If so, then you and your
staff need to learn how to de-frustrate your working environment.
If your organization has recently downsized and you now have to do more
with less, then you may be paying for it with higher stress, more missed
deadlines, and increased turnover.
The cause of four of these top five frustrations involve other people
(time bandits, incompetents, and poor communicators). To convert your
frustration to achievement and job satisfaction, you must focus on your
own "self-management" ability to build and manage successful workplace