My life at work - the trials & tribulations!!

The learning curve

12:59 AM

When will people learn to negotiate the learning curve and start delivering results? I find myself with the unenviable task of managing 3 distinct categories of personnel.

  • Know it all - share nothing

  • Know nothing - project it all

  • Know nothing - share nothing

Each of these 3 categories of personnel are dangerous to different degrees at different levels of the organization.

So what does this have to do with a learning curve? Well, my job is to bring them to a common understanding point. This involves negotiating a learning curve, the gradient of which, will vary from individual to individual.

I factor that into my calculations as well. When results are slower I re-evaluate my working and make adjustments. But some folks - especially those at senior positions refuse to see the light. They believe in running things like a corner store where one man friday solves/works on everything. I refuse to be that man friday UNLESS, the accompanying respect is given. I have tried to put this into their head for quite some time now. However, they have a really really tough nut - nothing seems to permeate.

I'm not a quitter - so I will try to push the medicine in another way. My GOAL - this illness must be cured..

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Office Conversation

12:26 AM
This is not about losing... or the fear of losing!
It’s about both sides winning!

I was listening to a wise man today He gave me some tips of having a meaningful conversation in office. He taught me how to convert a private conversation into something that would be a win-win situation for all concerned.
  • Understand the importance of the individual in the context of the organization / dept.
  • Understand what he/ she wants to achieve / aspires for on a personal level.
  • Be clear on what the organization requires and where those needs/ aspirations map!
  • Be absolutely clear of what you have to say.
He also talked of applying these on ones personal life and that they would get results.
I tried.... and the results were instantaneous
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