Patience in the Workplace

Patience: The capacity to accept or tolerate delay, trouble, or suffering without getting angry or upset.


The ability to be patient could be the single most desired skill of an employee. When policies change, when priorities change, when the hierarchy changes, the ones with patience are the ones who come out on top.

Humans are creatures of habit. So when the boss says “we are changing the way we do things, we want to become more…….” People go into a panic because their routine is bound to change.

Patient employees are resilient and understand change happens. A “let’s give this a shot and if it works, it works. If it doesn’t, hopefully they’ll realize it” approach.


A couple tips on how to be more patient in the workplace:


  1. Self-reflection- Understanding what affects you and even if it is after the fact, trying to become more stable during the moments you are affected


  1. Analyze the change- When policies, hierarchy, etc. changes in the office, try to look at it from an outsider’s view. Understand why the decisions were made in this particular way


  1. Ignore the panic- During these changes, ignore the employees are making a big deal out of things. Colleagues are the worst when it comes to widespread panic and disorder

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