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.
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.
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?
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