HBR: “What Anxiety Does to Us at Work”

What Anxiety Does to Us at Work.” A good, short list by Alice Boyes at HBR.org of negative tendencies when under stress:

  • You misjudge the view others have of you.
  • You’re defensive about feedback.
  • You avoid situations then get perceived as difficult.
  • You react negatively when presented with unexpected ideas.

As a good reminder, if the anxiety is office-wide, it’s likely others are exhibiting the same tendencies. Definitely worth a quick read for the detail and helpful suggestions.