I recently conducted a survey asking what are your fears at work?
There were some interesting responses. For example:
Hi Anne…I work as a Contracts Manager [new role in the last 5 months]…my ‘fear’ is not knowing what to advise or worst still, giving the wrong advice, when a contractual issue arises…people [clients, managers & my staff] rely on me to be correct…this is sometimes difficult…my strategy at present is to research/consult/evaluate options & risk before advice…works at the moment, but sometimes demands exceed timelines with my strategy. What do you think?
Other ‘fears’ included:
- Discussing with people why they are accountable for their actions, and that it is not necessarily someone else’s fault or problem.
- Performance appraisal interviews
- Providing different opinion to manager or colleagues and having to prove my point confidently.
Care to comment on or add to the list?