Work Metaphors

Fill in the blank- ‘Work is ________.’

Many of you will fill in different words. The words that you use to fill in the blank will be the way you will approach your work. If you say, ‘Work is a battle,’ you will look at every situation at work as something to be won at the cost of eliminating the adversary. You usually do not look cheerful.

Employees who think ‘Work is hell’ are unlikely to produce their best or enjoy their work because they will always be the ‘victim’ sentenced to this life.

A person who says her Boss is a devil is unlikely to have a good working relationship with him and one who thinks of his workplace as a jail, will feel like a prisoner throughout, and his bosses as people out to control him and he will miss out on the immense learning and friendships.

Tags: metaphors at work, working relationships, controlling boss, stress at work