Many employees struggle with achieving a work-life balance and asking for help, according to a recent poll by LinkedIn on common workplace challenges. The career networking site surveyed more than 1,000 professional adults and found at least one in three struggle with managing workloads and finding balance. Almost as many struggle with office politics, colleagues, and bosses. About one out of five said they struggled with growing their career, and about the same amount wanted to be more passionate about their job. Nearly 80 percent admitted to career regrets. Although a fifth of respondents felt disengaged, roughly the same amount said they wish they had pursued a dream job or leadership opportunity. Many wished they had connected more with coworkers and created a support system or network. Another top regret was not asking for help, which is a common issue in the workplace, according to Leah Weiss, a Stanford Graduate School of Business lecturer. People can struggle to handle any number of stresses, and they often hold onto an outdated notion of keeping it to themselves at work. “You’re way better off as a leader or the person who’s trying to become a leader by surfacing issues sooner, asking for support, and being a person who can manage up,” Weiss says. “You should be courageous.”
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