Today I’d like to share a very common issue that I’ve been experiencing off late at my workplace. It’s Hard work vs. Smart work.
In today’s environment, the number of hours you put in is considered to be more important than your efficiency and the professional approach you use.
I will give you a real life example. We were given an assignment where we had to compare two statements. One of my colleague started working on it. They took 150 pages of prints and marked each and every transaction. He finished the work in around 30 hours. I was given the same work at some other client’s place. I merged both the documents in excel and run a query. Total time taken: 30 minutes.
End Result: I don’t put in enough effort and don’t work properly as I finished the assignment early. This clearly is bullshit but this is happens at majority of the organisations. I understand that change is difficult but I also know that the only thing constant in this world is change. This will only lead to discontent and lower productivity.
I just hope that the next-gen leaders are aware of these issues and address them at the earliest.
Your views, suggestions, experiences are welcome as always.
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