Friday, November 20, 2020

Changing your behavior at Workplace

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Changing your behavior at Workplace

Well, we all have some positive traits and some negative traits. And that is human nature. All the same, there are times when our behavior troubles others at workplace. Sometimes we are aware of it, sometimes we are not. If we are aware of it, wouldn’t it be nice to change it? So, how do we go about it? All we need to remember is the acronym AMESH:

1. Awareness: A problem can be solved only if we are aware of it. It is absolutely okay to seek feedback from our co workers to know that.

2. Motivation: There are times when we know we have a problem in our behavior, yet we do not want to acknowledge it. If someone comes and tells us about it, we may have a tendency to reject it. That way we are never motivated to change our behavior. All the same, if we understand the fact that our behavior is affecting others in a negative way, we can inspire ourselves to change our behavior. Motivating ourselves to change is a significant step.

3. Education: Once we understand and we are willing to change our demeanor, we can educate ourselves about the specific problems we have in our approach. For example, some of us may have attitude issues, some of us may have communication issues, some of us may not like to take ownership of certain tasks, etc. Once we know where our problems lie, we can find solutions to all those problems in us.

4. Substitution: Once we stop a specific behavior, a replacement naturally comes up. For example, if we have the habit of complaining about every little thing, if we stop that habit, eventually we start appreciating things. Similarly, if we have the habit of talking loudly, if we try to curb that, eventually we start speaking softly. So, we need to know which inappropriate behavior we should delete and which positive behavior should we bring in.

5. Habits: Yes, habits die hard. It will take time to cultivate new habits. However, once they form, they will be there. Hence, never give up. People will eventually notice the change in you. Yes, they may not applaud you but nonetheless you will find that they are happy to work with you.



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