Tolerance is more frequently used as a stepping stone for social issues. It initiates a conversation about change. Awareness of differences, integration, and celebration of these differences are all aspects of being tolerable.
It can be a bad email, or a peer with an opposing viewpoint. Sometimes an extra task to support a sick colleague is the case. Often these are examples of being tolerable. But does it end there?
Performing day-in-day-out tasks are often part of a day’s plan. There was time for forethought and scheduling around and for these tasks. Adding tolerating nuances will use extra energy originally reserved for what was planned. An added deadline might be the final straw to emotionally snapping.
Questions to Ask:
- What does tolerance look like in your workplace?
- What appears to repeatedly and unexpectedly interfere with planned work?
- How does this effect the energy reserved for planned work?
Being tolerable of not controlling or having power over the day will improve performing when those “tolerable situations” arise. Begin with our Assess Package to identify which performance behaviors may be an asset to letting go.