Let’s face it – we’ve all been unhappy at work at some point. However, quitting isn’t the best response. Besides, the grass isn’t always greener on the other side – it could get better where you water it and nurture it.
Rather than planning your grand exit, consider having a conversation with your supervisor about the issues you’re having. When approached correctly, this can be a beneficial meeting of the minds that may improve your current situation.
Below are five ways to ensure that conversation is productive:
- Be humble
Before you knock on your supervisors’ door, check your attitude and make sure you are approaching the conversation with a clear mind and humble attitude. It’s often not what we say, but how we say it, that will drive the tone of the conversation. My 12-year-old daughter is the perfect example of this. If she’s screaming at the top of her lungs, it doesn’t matter what she’s saying I’m already on the defense. Don’t be a 12-year-old.