I wrote this last year on my old site... so deciding to move it here
Everyone only can work at 40% efficiency. The balance of 61% will come from your boss, his support and his motivation. So, your boss actually contributes 101% to your work. From -40% to +61%. It really depends on your boss whether you are motivated to work or not.
Examples... When in a lousy company, you may feel at 0% but your boss motivates you to work. In a good company, but with a lousy boss, you feel like giving 0%.
But when you are at 20% and your boss is enthusiastic and supports you, you will definitely work much better and when you raise your work to 40%, you will be giving it 101%. You will never be able to give 101% if you boss is not supporting you along the way.
So decide as a boss where on the scale you will sit as your team's performance depends on it.
Link to full article is here
I always tell this to the people I work with. Bring solutions, not problems to your manager. It's just a simple concept that many don't get and it makes a big difference in how people perceive you.
Why is this important is because you have seen the problem earlier and you would have more time to think of the problem. And the only reason you are talking to your manager is to get to know what is the best solution to move forward.
So, always think of 2-3 potential solutions, be able to answer why each one of them works and also what do you think would be the best solution forward. This speeds up the decision making process and you will be perceived to be a person who can get things done instead of a person who has no
It's been a while that I have been on my own and not working in any MNC. Lots of people think I have a few million stashed away in the bank. Only those who know me will know that is not the fact as I will be one who will be driving a nice car to work if I do.
Anyway, on my journey on being on my own, I find a lot of people wondering how they can do the same. The economy is bad, sales are down, everything is getting more expensive and yet I can do it.
It's just a matter of simplifying you life. Stripping out excess and saving up to do so. If you haven't started saving, better start now.
A simple example I always like to use is how many people own a nice car? How much does it cost a month for the loan and maintenance? If you don't have that, you have easily saved a few thousand there.
I have met many who overspend because of their car or handbags and yet complain all the time they have no money. They wonder how others can afford a house or a new phone when they have to save up for it.
It's just down to simple financial management. Cutting spending while increasing income.
So if you want to have a simpler life, stop looking at winnig the lottery or making more money. Look at spending less first. Stop going on holidays and complaining of owing credit cards. Stop buying new phones and gadgets when they launch. Stop owning a car which takes up 20-30% of your monthly income.
Live simply and happily.