There’s a huge focus in today’s culture on getting ahead. We all want to be the best; we want to achieve, to succeed, to do big things. And while there’s nothing wrong with pushing ourselves to do our best work, our cultural obsession with succeeding at any cost? It’s starting to have some serious drawbacks.
In order to keep up with society’s definition of success, we’re working harder than ever before. We’re working longer hours, we’re connected to work 24/7 thanks to our smartphones, and we’re not carving out the quiet time we need to rest and recover. And that “all work, no play” mentality?
You landed a new job opportunity at the company of your dreams. The role is exciting, but the manager is busy, and team members are concerned with achieving their monthly stats. It is the first two weeks of employment, and the feeling of isolation is creating an uncomfortable work experience. What is a new hire to do?