We have all been there – facing into the important decision about whether we stay with the job or leave. Sometimes the decision is an easy one, especially if you don’t like the job itself or the people you work with. And sometimes the decision is a difficult one, where you may be torn between leaving a job that you really like in order to step into a job that has even more promise.
In my conversation with Mel Homer of Magic Talk Radio, we covered the following questions:
Is there a growing trend for people to spend less time in a job before resigning?
What are some common reasons that people resign from a job?
Is it difficult for people to remain ‘objective’ when deciding to resign?
What are the five ‘questions’ that people should ask themselves before resigning?
In today’s busy world with lots of things on the go and with most people working in open space offices, it is often difficult to stay focused and to be fully present with another person before the next interruption comes your way. On any given day in open space, you are likely to be interrupted 54 times by people who walk up to your desk to tell you something or ask for ‘a minute.’ It takes roughly 3 minutes to regain your focus on the task at hand, culminating in roughly two hours of wasted time every day.
You definitely have to work harder to keep yourself focused and fully present. This is why many people really enjoyed working from home during the COVID lockdowns – describing their work as more efficient and effective, largely because of minimal interruptions or distractions. Now that people are back in the workspace, many have fallen back into the same old pattern of trying to stay focused, yet not fully present on most things. In my conversation with Carley, we covered the following questions:
We often hear the terms, ‘being present’ and ‘having presence.’ Are those two things connected in any way?
Given the new reality of working ‘virtually’ from home, do people have to work harder to be fully ‘present’ with their colleagues?
For a person to befully present with someone else, what are some things they can do to make that happen?