ID and managing workplace issues

Things can happen at work that may mean a change to your normal routine or job requirements. Sometimes we manage these changes and sometimes we don’t but a normal part of work is knowing that some days things will go wrong and we need to find a solution to manage.

The important thing is to know how to manage it and find a solution. Some things that might help you are:

  • What has worked in the past when things go wrong
  • What strategies do I already have for managing things
  • Who could I talk to get help
  • How do I keep calm when things go wrong
  • How can I come up with a solution

There are possible solutions for all of these things so let’s look at some of them:

  • In the past you may have asked a work colleague to help you, this is a useful strategy so try it again
  • Strategies you already have successfully used-  keep calm and clearly tell someone what has gone wrong and ask if they could help you
  • You could talk with your boss or a trusted co-worker
  • Calming strategies that may be successful you – deep breathing, having a drink of water, taking a short break etc.
  • Coming up with a solution requires you to think about what has happened, use a mindmap to focus your thoughts by writing or drawing them

If you have an added learning disability such as Autism Spectrum Disorder(ASD) or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) this could make being able manage things going wrong a little more difficult. In this instance you need to be aware of how this could impact and how you might respond and put further strategies into place. The important thing to remember is, that things do go wrong but they can be fixed. Keep calm, put your strategies into place and ask for help.

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