The first week at my new job was intriguing. Everyone on the team was running around as if their hair was on fire.

This seemed to be not just the norm for my assigned team but also how higher-ups in the organization operated. Surprisingly, this chaos was tolerated by everyone.

The core issue was that no one really listened to each other. Conversations were rapid, with people seemingly talking past one another. This lack of communication increased the pressure on every interaction and the preparation of each deliverable.

So, what was my response?

I simply listened.

Then, I assisted people in prioritizing their work.

And finally, I guided them to take effective action.

To my coworkers, I seemed like a savior, but in reality, I was just applying a common sense approach to managing the chaos. As a result, productivity skyrocketed, people were happier, and they actually enjoyed coming to the office.

In the whirlwind of workplace chaos, sometimes all it takes is a listening ear and a dash of common sense to turn pandemonium into productivity.

Visited 8 times, 1 visit(s) today