Friday, 6 September 2013

Challenging Work

When do you find a given task to be hard/difficult/challenging? During school days we used to call it as 'hard', in college days as 'difficult' and in job days as 'challenging'!

  1. The work needs to be delivered in less than how much time you estimated for it.
  2. You don't have clarity on the work but delivery date is fixed.
  3. Problem statement is clear but you don't know how to do it.
  4. Multiple tasks are assigned to you and the priority keeps on changing.
  5. You need to take leave for some reason and all of a sudden an easy task becomes challenging.
  6. Sometimes you do not like to work on a particular task and this is why it is challenging for you.
  7. You are stressed and everything looks challenging to you.
  8. When delivery date is very close, work appears as extraordinarily challenging.
  9. Someone couldn't do it and the same work gets delegated to you...especially when that 'someone', you consider to be a techie (Such situation can have positive impact take it up as a challenge!).
  10. You are sincerely working on the task and your boss repeatedly asks you 'Done?'
  11. A combination of the above.

Have I missed any scenario?