Quality versus quantity, the debate never ends.
Is it about putting endless inefficient hours in office to please the management or giving quality productive time to your job regardless of number of hours spent at workplace?
The old traditional thumb rule taught us the following-
- Look busy do nothing
- Spend more time after office hours
- Fix up appraisal meetings with the management over lunch or dinners
- Suck up to the leaders and kick down you own team
- You are the best in the room, and everyone else is a competition, Use all platforms and meetings to outsmart your colleagues and peers.
- You are being observed and watched, don’t indulge in office grapevine conversations
- Do exactly what you are being told by your bosses.
- Try not to question your seniors, they know much more than you do.
In simple terms be a slave and serve your corporate imprisonment.
Do you think this approach will work in today’s day and age, which is all about being connected and collaborative?
Tips for communication professionals
- Facilitate a culture of openness and transparency- create forums for employees to talk to the management.
- Spending more time in office only means you are inefficient and have no life after work. Rather promote a culture of work-life balance.
- Sucking up is passé, rather let your work do the talking. And remember its not what you do but how you do it (one of my favorite business leaders once told me this mantra)
- Learn from your colleagues; don’t take them as competitors but as your support staff who can help you with your work. Collaborate don’t compete.
- Don’t just follow, what your leaders tell you, question the status quo. Use your own intelligence and suggest them what could be right as per you- remember leaders don’t know everything that’s why they hired you.
- Treat your team as you would like to be treated by your boss. Things would be much more simple
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- Work/Life Balance: A 2-Way Street? (themarlincompany.com)
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- Is tech good or bad for work-life balance? (e27.co)
- Work-Life Balance: Your Guide to Achieving that Elusive Balance Between Work and Life (personalexcellence.co)
- Tips on how to achieve a better work-life balance (thesuccess4life.com)
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