Social obstacles are related to people who either do not cooperate with you, sabotage you, or are simply incompetent to fulfill the responsibilities assigned to them.
When it comes to social obstacles, it’s important to do a little pre-planning.
- Clarify your needs and expectations.
- Explain them thoroughly.
- Give instructions carefully.
- Be deliberate.
It also helps to develop strong bonds and relationships with the people you rely on most.
It’s fruitless and counter-productive to attempt to control everyone else. Instead, try to subtly influence people by attempting to understand their needs, motives, and desires.
This “drawing out” approach is one of many ways to get people on your team, pointed in your direction. And it will improve your chances of successfully maneuvering social obstacles.