Ambiguity in the workplace – 7 ways to handle it
How to tackle ambiguity in the workplace
Dealing with ambiguity in the workplace is the latest must have leadership skill.
We are living in uncertain times. Clarity and certainty seem to be disappearing especially for groups which previously felt secure. Ambiguity in the workplace, which is what we are left with, is one of the key causes of stress and anxiety. This eventually spills into our personal relationships and wider cultures from those places of work. Many of us feel under pressure to be available 24/7, so now levels of fatigue are also factored in as we become sleep and rest deprived.
The stress continuum expands further.
Stress kills and ambiguity plays a part
7 tips to deal with ambiguity in the workplace
1. Define the framework and set clear and achievable objectives. When employee engagement is high the levels of ambiguity will decrease. Even positive change can be stressful if the processes and outcomes are not clear.
4. Make decisive decisions. That sounds like a duplication of words. It isn’t and doesn’t imply an authoritarian process. A process can be collaborative, but at some point a decision has to be made. Take it and commit to it. Make that decision decisively, communicate it clearly and take action. Ambiguity leads to uncertainty and confusion. This is bad for morale and ultimately business.
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