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What is the hardest part about your job?

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sandeep’s Answer

Balancing the work load and understanding the highest priority of the task with multiple things on plate.
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Jose’s Answer

Hello I work in the social services field. I see a lot of brokenness and dysfunction in peoples' lives. When anybody hears so much sad and hard things about life it will wear on you. It's important to take care of yourself. To me stress or problems vary in that they affect me to different degrees. Some things I can handle on the fly within seconds or relatively easily. The whoppers that may stun my mind or soul cause me to slow down at least inside of myself. If I'm at work and can't really afford to stop what I'm doing then the slowing down allows me to do my work as well as guard my mind so that I can keep my perspective and not get lost in my feelings. I could say more but may be this isn't quite what you were seeking. In case this does matter to you I will say my favorite coping skill is when I can sit in silence and just be still.
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Alejandra’s Answer

Hi Owen!

When I was starting off my career I would have said workload, time management, all the classics.. but the more I work the more I realize the biggest challenge is managing everyone's emotions.

You can be amazing at your job, everyone can be amazing at their job, but at the end of the day, everyone is a human with real lives and real things happening outside of work that affect their ability to mentally handle everything that comes with working. A good boss will set the tone for how things should be discussed and handled, but sometimes the boss themselves need a little help managing their emotions.. and this in turn effects everyone.

WFH has been nice because it's removed that level of work, but at the same time, it's also been difficult to read people's emotions through a message instead of face to face. I anticipate handling everyone's emotions will only become even more important as people go back to the office, but only time will tell!

My biggest advice for being ready to handle everyone's emotions is to make sure you take care of your own mental health. Make sure you sleep enough, work out, are relaxing, so when you go to work you'll be not only physically ready but mentally ready to handle all hurdles that will inevitably come with working in a team of dynamic and unique people.
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Walt’s Answer

Trying to create solutions that make everyone happy and also are valuable to the company. It is very important to me that all parties who are involved in a project or even a problem walk away feeling that they have won, and can live with the solution that the group comes up with. So I try very hard to be inclusive of everyone involved, listen to their feelings, and work to make sure they don't feel excluded or negatively affected by the outcome of the team's work.
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Nicole’s Answer

1) Pre-pandemic, one of the challenges of work is the long commute
2) Getting more done with less resources
3) Influencing people
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Mike’s Answer

Specifically for my role (Corporate Finance function within large corporation), the hardest part is ensuring alignment across multiple business units and having everyone march to the same beat (and agree on that beat). There are a lot of differing goals and priorities that require consistent communication and compromising.
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