Skillset New Zealand Blog

Ideas to help your team develop personally and professionally.

I remember coming home one day from my first job, very upset.

I worked in a finance team and my work was part of a system. If the person ahead of me in the process didn’t do her work on time, I couldn’t complete mine on time.

I found that frustrating and stressful. I ended up trying to do both our jobs so I wouldn’t look bad.

Some of us suffer from an excessively high sense of obligation to others - making it difficult to opt out or say no to all the requests made on our time.

Here are some simple tricks to help you stand your ground.