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Is curiosity a strategy you use to fight frustration at work?

Frustration is a fact in most organizations. That doesn't mean you have to 'take on' the frustration @ work.  Smart use of curiosity will disable its impact, once and for all!

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Question 1 of 6

1. When you are frustrated by deadlines slipping at work, choose which would be your likely response after being frustrated by this for at least three months.

A

You would regularly try to help the situation, using new methods to get people back on track

B

You would sit back and relax into this, no matter the frustration, as it is what it is.

Question 2 of 6

2. In your current company and job, what level of drive and excitement is evident in your actions toward achievement of 'new-ness'?

A

Loads, and people are always commenting on it too

B

Limited, as you have become what you are surrounded with, whether that is boredom, unfair competition, out of date equipment and processes and even tight controls. It feels a little like you've given up.

Question 3 of 6

3.  How would you describe your typical response when things don't go your way at work?

A

It isn't something you like and may even turn a little negative but eventually you move back into the positive zone.

B

You either click off and no longer contribute, possibly set others up for failure or start to design your exit plan.

Question 4 of 6

4. Can you remember the last time you became so engrossed in a tough challenge at work that time flew by. If so, it might be fair to say you almost became obsessed with its completion and quality as it got you so involved.

A

Yes

B

No

Question 5 of 6

5. You see a colleague excited with a challenge, exploring new methods and speaking to lots of people to hear their ideas. Would you offer assistance (if time was on your side)?

A

Yes

B

No

Question 6 of 6

6. How would you describe the frequency you deploy your creativity as a tool to assist you at work (whether your job calls for it or not)?

A

Quite often through to sometimes; I enjoy using creativity as it brings difference to me

B

Not that often. I just do what they want me to do, just to keep the peace

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