Q: It’s getting to be a competition around here to see whose personal problems are the worst. All that people talk about lately is how much their life stinks — even the boss does this. It makes it hard to get up and go to work in the morning. Is there some way to stop this?
Your work environment desperately needs someone to take the lead. Few unresolved issues fix themselves, so make a commitment to identify the true source of problems, develop a plan to actually fix the situation and then implement that plan. Choose to be the one that goes first and be the positive influence that changes the operation’s entire culture.
If you have questions for Dear Boss, send them to:
Don Tyler, P.O. Box 67, Stockwell, IN47983or e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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