As I look through my blog stats, I wonder if everyone looks at their stats the same way. Do folks question if the likes are by people who really read the whole article? Or are they awarded because of their support for you and your website? Do you ask yourself why?

This is the same as in our daily work. Do we question our leaders’ decisions? After all, leaders are human as well and all humans made mistakes, the question is how grave the error is.

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Well, you should.

Because if everyone is a Yes Man in an organisation, it is doom to fail from the start. A company is only successful if the people, no matter how small or high their role is in the company, you just have to accept that bosses are human too and they makes mistakes as well.

I strongly believe and advocate team collaboration instead of blind dictatorship. You hear the noise from the ground instead of blindsided by the clouds high up on the ladder. In fact, stuffy pinstripes suits should come down on their knees once in a while, to experience what it takes to be the base of the company. Yes, I love the reality show “Undercover Boss”, with the benefit of the doubts that it might be fake but the idea behind the show is a genius.

Managers, don’t just sit and measure performances and people by figures and number and percentage; and endless of graphs and charts.

Team Players, don’t just take your boss’s word for it.

Figures and numbers may paint a picture of the situation, but your customers are people. Let people deal with people, heart deal with heart, you can’t simply measure performance, customer satisfaction and emotions with percentages. As much as we like, the math models come close to the truth but never exactly it.

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Instead of sitting back and letting someone accountable for it, you should be responsible for taking action as well. Make each of us accountable for not only ourselves but others’ decisions too. If something seems wrong, don’t stay dumb and go with the herd. Politely question the motive and rationale behind the decision. You might not only learn more about the decision maker, you’ll be surprised at discovering more about yourself too.

At the end of the day, choose to be the one making the decision, good or bad with your eyes wide open. Don’t choose to turn a blind eye or go with the herd mentality.

What will be your choice?

Share with us in the comments below.

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24 replies on “Do you ask why?

  1. Hahaha! & Boo-hoo dear Kally, I like your posts but, you no longer like mine? This is beautiful, I continuously ask why?. I have taken action. I made my choice. My choice has cost my life of comfort but, NO REGRETS! I wouldn’t change my new life for all the gold in the world.

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  2. Well, I actually agree with you. Sometimes, people do support people just for the sake of supporting them, and favoritism is a part of life. Even in big organisations, bosses don’t question the judgement of some mangers, since they like them or they believe in their abilities. Questioning is a part of growing up and one can only question when they trust themselves and their intellect, more than they trust others.

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    1. Great summing it all up for us!! I totally agree that favoritism is a part of life and can be found in workplace as well. We all need check and balance to limit unfairness as much as possible.

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  3. Agree with you on this one, Kally. Leaders make mistakes too as you said, and I think a productive workplace is one where we can all agree that we can’t always be perfect. Although each of us in the work team may have different positions and are paid differently, each role in the team is valuable. We contribute to the team when we are not afraid to speak up and share our ideas – all for the better of the team. When we speak up at work, it is also a chance for us to stand up for ourselves and take ownership that of our roles.

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  4. When it comes to responses or “likes”of my posts, some people may have read the entire post; some may have skimmed it. Obviously, I would love for the reader to read the entire post but it doesn’t matter to me, as long as something in it resonated with him or her.

    I never subscribe to the “herd” mentality. I believe in speaking up for myself and others.

    Good post.

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    1. Good for you that you never felt the need to succumb to peer pressure or the herd mentality!! It is the same for me and sometimes that do get me into trouble!!

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  5. Kally, this is a terrific post, arguments made and comments aplenty. Well done for starting the discussion and I won’t just like a post for the sake of liking others by the author. I read first and then like, but you always entertain thoughts before committing them to others anyway.

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  6. Charts, graphs and statistics are needed tools for illustrating a multitude of business information. I’m afraid when it’s all cut and dried, personalities decide over statistics on many fronts. If the CEO chose managers that represent his thinking it will all trickle down through the work force. The results will reflect on the CEO’s abiity to delegate authority. The customer can smell something rotten, even if it is not a fish market!

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