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« unlucky baking experience!الماء العكر »

It's not about your work, only!

  • By: Qwaider

  • On:Wednesday, October 17, 2007 9:56:27 AM
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    Sometimes, you're faced with a difficult decision. It's the decision to make someone who is hard working and works great, go. The problem many employees seem to misunderstand is the fact that it's not enough for someone to work good. Not even great! It's also about the value a person adds and most importantly their Attitude! It doesn't matter how great someone's work is, if it wasn't backed by the right personality!

    So I happen to have this employee! He's by all measures a star! An over achiever. He's smart, talented and works really well! Unfortunately, his work is plagued with his attitude. Towards his peers, towards his management, towards the company and even towards the industry! As if he blames the whole world for it!

    What he doesn't realize is that he represents a management challenge as it will take too many cycles to keep him in check and on track. It's even better to have someone with less ego, mediocre skills to do 80% job than tolerate the massive headache

    The other area he affects is the overall team efficiency and moral! People like that are like the cancer spreading their negative attitude and their dark perspective on the future of events. If they estimate they tend to take the absolute worst of scenarios and force others to get demoralized and feel unappreciated

    It brings a lot of sadness to my heart to have to take a decision that would push such a person to move-on. Not that I don't appreciate the talent or don't need it. But at times it proves way more headache than it's really worth.

    There are four types of players in a team. The Supermen, The Clark Kents, The Old bartender, and the Lex Luthors!

    You want your Supermen to work, and move all obstacles from their face. Management overhead : Low

    You want the Clark Kents to stop being hesitant and get help them become Supermen Management overhead: Medium

    As for the old bartenders. Those have a wealth of information, yet they've been on the shelf for too long. You inherit them. They don't have the potential to become supermen. But with they're good to keep around and use their expertise. Possible help them stay away from Lex Luthors! Management overhead: Medium-high

    And finally, the Lex Luthors, The Evil geniuses who are fantastic in what they do, yet they're so evil in their approach that you really don't know if they're doing  you a service or not by hanging around! Management overhead, Extremely high!

    So Lex Luthor, has to go!

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    • #1
    • barrak
    • Windows Internet Explorer
    • Said
    • On: 10/17/2007 11:40:31 AM
    واللي ثقافته عربيه

    يعمل ايه

    او بالكويتي
    شنو يسوّي
    و الله سوري .. انشالله البوست الجاي بالعربي لعيونك
    Talking about work - man; good attiude bad attitude NOTHING WORKS! they just want donkies! machines - robots to work work work & not appreciate in return!
    • #4
    • asoom
    • Windows Internet Explorer
    • Said
    • On: 10/17/2007 8:59:24 PM
    It depends on the type of job too.  In my research days there was an array of unconventional antisocial personalities, but if you possessed the most background knowledge about whatever the project was on or you were scientifically intuitive and always had the solutions to effectively bypass or overcome the little quirks that often interrupt or put an end to research projects then your value was like 99% your work because noone can do specifically what you can.  There's little job training in labs, it's just a bunch of people experimenting their crazy ideas with the hope of making a discovery.
    I remembered this comment you made, and had to google  to find it:
    (http://3amman.blogspot.com/2007/08/do-you-have-older-employee-under-you.html ).

    It deserves its own post, but you left out the part about the kryptonite, that was my favorite part :(
    • #6
    • Hayati
    • Windows Internet Explorer
    • Said
    • On: 10/17/2007 10:41:27 PM
    I liked this post and appreciated your point to the extent that I'm making my boss take a look at it...ba3d eznak tab3an.
    Maybe he can understand why have i had to let a lex luthor go...
    Marvelously put !
    You too can have your Memories Documented

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