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Common Challenges We Need to Prepare For at Work (2023 Edition)

As we welcome the year 2023, we need to prepare ourselves to face challenges in the workplace, especially for those of us taking up new roles at work.

Here are some of the challenges people are likely to face at work for this year:

1) Poor communication

  • Having good communication is essential at work, as it helps us make better connections with others and deliver messages more effectively.

  • For those of us involved in sales and marketing, good communication also helps us better convince our clients to purchase our products and services.

  • However, what happens if we don’t have good communication with others?

  • According to Chief Empathy Officer Dan Trommater, a lack of communication between people can hinder a team’s efficiency at work.

  • It also worsens our people’s trust towards each other or toward their management.

  • In turn, this lack of communication may create barriers that hamper a team or organization’s daily operations.

2) A lack of engagement with what we do

  • It is normal for us to feel disengaged at work.

  • However, this does not mean it is a good thing.

  • In fact, if we are not engaged with what we do, it results in lower productivity and performance at work.

  • In Gallup’s State of the Global Workplace: 2022 Report, only 21% of our employees are actually engaged in what they do at work.

  • In addition, only one in three employees are engaged with, and thriving in, what they do for a living.

  • This is a clear warning that we need to start engaging our people with what they do before it is too late.

3) Work-related stress

  • Outside of employee engagement, the Gallup report also highlights that on average, 44% of employees within organizations are experiencing stress at work daily.

  • This statistic is also the all-time highest since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic too.

  • You may ask, why should this be a concern to you and your organization?

  • Workplace stress, if left unattended for too long, will make even the most passionate employees start feeling demotivated in what they do.

  • Stressed employees may even pack up and leave for better opportunities elsewhere.

4) Worries about job security

  • In a recent Australia Talks National Survey, at least 27% of the employees surveyed were concerned that they might lose their jobs within the year.

  • Others are worried that their industries, especially those in the travel industry, may struggle to cope with the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic, or the various other changes to how we do work because of it.

  • For us business owners, job security needs to start being a priority for us.

  • This isn’t just so that our people can work with a sense of peace of mind.

  • If our organization needs to constantly hire new talents and train them, it can be a financial liability for the organization.

5) Wellbeing at work

  • Our wellbeing at work affects how well we perform.

  • If our wellbeing is taken care of, we can perform at our best.

  • However, according to the Gallup State of the Workplace Report in 2022, most employees felt that their wellbeing was at its lowest for that year.

  • In particular, Southeast Asian employees had the lowest wellbeing in the world at 11%.

  • This is concerning, as poor wellbeing can be costly for businesses and organizations.

  • As an example, poor wellbeing results in $322 million’s worth of productivity and profits lost worldwide on a yearly basis due to employees needing to take sick leave or burning out from their work.

These are but some of the challenges and concerns we need to take action towards for 2023. Start working towards facing these challenges and concerns today, before it causes further problems for us, our employees and our organization! Contact us today at or via +60163119908 to know more about how we can help you with these challenges and concerns!

Meanwhile, stay tuned for our next article as we will share with you some effective and proven tips to tackle these challenges at work!


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