Each time you hit the sack aboard ship you assume, yet don’t know for certain, what the seas and weather have in store for your rest and sleep.
Days may go by with the calmest most peaceful seas. Your unconscious senses recall being gently swayed as an infant. There are other times when the fury of the sea arises as if whipped into a frenzy. Most of the crew aboard the ship are not sleeping well. It is as if you are riding a roller coaster with the addition of free flight with occasionally hitting a wall. This roller coaster doesn’t stop in four or five minutes. No, this continues at times for many days at a time.
Now if you consider these descriptions… do you find yourself in situations which you might relate to these extremes? Maybe it is a group that has a culture which aligns closely to one extreme or the other. It’s possible these are people you know who may display each of these personalities for a day or a period of days and then flip back to the other.
Whichever situation you identify as being close to these descriptions – how does it serve you? How does it make you feel?
If there is a team or a group of people how do you see this behavior impacting their performance?
My guess is that wild swings in behavior hurt teams and groups and their performance. Further, if the behavior is specifically directed to you, it is having an impact on more than work and performance – possibly even your health.
My question is what are you doing about it?
There are a number of immediate solutions you might try.
First is if you are the one directly being impacted limit or totally remove yourself from any interactions or involvement with the person, group or culture.
If you are the leader of the team or organization where this is taking place bring in an outside professional coach to work with the entire group as a group and each of the individuals as necessary.
Third is to speak privately with the individuals to check in with them and see if there may be personal issues which are causing them to act out in this way around others.
The point is to take immediate action.
Chances are you and others have seen this going on for awhile and have avoiding addressing the issue. STOP. Take action now – today! One individual or one small team allowed to act this way will eventually impact an entire organization and it’s culture.
Mitch Tublin is the CEO and Founder of Wenkroy International LLC a boutique consulting company with a main focus on adding value to people. Through Speaking, Training and Coaching we change lives. Our passion is to take people to the next level in their life and in their career or business.