It’s a common refrain among working women. “I think I’m going to be found out any day now. I’m a fake; I have no idea what I’m doing!” More than 70% of women suffer from Imposter Syndrome at some point in their careers. The figures for impacted men are much lower.
Whether you’re getting ready for a ski trip, or hoping to see the green shoots of Spring soon, a little time away from your desk could be just what you need to inject some life into your career. We all work extremely hard these days. Our expectations of what constitutes a normal work day have changed enormously. 6 out of 10 people work late regularly with half of these blaming their company. We need to keep sight of the fact that too much time at our desk is bad for our creativity, relationships, tempers and ultimately our productivity.
We look forward to our summer holidays all year but lots of us of us can’t shake that nagging feeling of dread about going back to work. For many, the first few hours in the office really bring them back to earth with a bump when they are greeted by an overflowing inbox and desperate colleagues and clients.
Its funny how conflicts at work drive us more insane than almost any other. When it comes to our careers, we tend to lose perspective very quickly and small issues can become huge. Have you been in a situation when you felt that a workplace conflict was ruining your life? Has an issue in the office spilled over and affected your private life?