We’ve all experienced annoying inconveniences at work. Sometimes it feels like the world is conspiring to make work as miserable as possible. I’m not talking about being in the wrong job, or working for the wrong company – those would be whole articles on their own. I’m not talking about meetings – that’s a book (and then some) that has already been written, we just keep messing it up.
I’m talking about minor annoyances that limit our productivity, make it feel like we aren’t trusted, or keep us from delivering on our actual job. I came up with a few examples, but before we dive in, here is a piece of leadership philosophy. As a leader, one of your jobs is to eliminate annoyances for your employees.