Be a fixer, not a complainer

Problems are a natural offspring of change, and plenty of them are seen in the workplace every day. Becoming a fixer of problems, as opposed to just pointing them out or complaining, will make you an invaluable person to have around.

Too may people seem to think complaining is a constructive act and once the complaint is noted, no further action is required by the individuals. They’re keen on identifying all of the problems - often in an accusing fashion - but contribute little towards improving things. Both in and out of work, people become experts at dodging personal responsibility and using their energy to criticise instead. I guess we’ve all done it at some time or other, but as we search wider for solutions, we are disempowering ourselves.

Perhaps we’ve come to expect too much of the company we work for and too little of ourselves as individuals. In the long run, the constant finger pointing approach simply does not work - the organisation’s values grow out of individual employees’ values.

So instead of being a finger pointer, and rather than trying to single out somebody to blame, assume ownership of problems and let the solutions start with you. You’ll have a major impact on the organisation’s future success, and by doing so you’ll also dramatically increase your own chances of career success. So be a fixer, not a complainer