Evaluate Your Working Conditions
Working conditions matter in tackling job worry. If they are poor, there may be very good reasons to be concerned. For example, if you work in dangerous conditions, the possibility of an accident is real. Take this into consideration when you address worry. If you choose to work in dangerous and unsafe conditions, make peace with that choice, or make changes. Use the following questions to evaluate your work environment.
In your place of work, are there…
Too many hats to wear or a workload that is too demanding of resources and your time?
Infrequent breaks and long hours, including shift work?
Multiple tasks that have little meaning or are done in a hectic manner?
Few or no indications of control or direction?
Conflicting and unclear expectations?
Inflexible work hours?
Exclude workers from decision-making?
Evidence poor communication?
Lack feedback and support?
Show no recognition for good work?
Rarely encourage worker development?
Appear unfriendly to family policies?
Lack resources to do the job?
Have poor leadership?
Not make provision for growth or advancement?
Push rapid change with little support?
Allow dangerous physical conditions such as crowding, noise, air pollution, or ergonomic problems and not value safety?