Standard Office Procedures: # 37 - How Perfectionism at Work Can Help or Hurt You

Do you greet every new task with the fear of failure? Do you set unrealistic expectations for yourself and become upset when you do not meet them? Do you feel like even when you try your best, it is never enough?

If you answered yes to any of these questions or know of someone on your team who might, you’re probably dealing with perfectionism at work.

Being a perfectionist at work is a double-edged sword. It can motivate you to perform with excellence, but it can also set you up for failure with its unattainable goals. But there's a way to recognize it, understand it, and harness its power.

This week, Grace and Shannon dive deep into how perfectionism can affect your physical and mental health, as well as your work performance. They also share about their own personal struggles with perfectionism, and break down actionable strategies they use to help them to deal with its negative effects.

HOT TIP: If you have an other-oriented perfectionist boss — you may want to try the Grey Rock Method.

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