You may be working 14–hour days, but if no one notices, no one will care. Instead of working hard, work smart by understanding what behaviors get rewarded in your organization. Here's how to decode what really works.
- You're working hard, pushing to make progress…and move your team and your projects forward,…so it's only natural for you to want your colleagues…and your boss to understand that.…But sometimes they just don't.…Maybe you're over-delivering…on metrics they don't care about…and not putting in as much effort…on the things that do matter to them.…The reasons vary, but the truth is you do not want to be…like the tree falling in the forest.…If you're putting in the effort,…you want the people around you to get it.…Here are three ways to make it far more likely…your contribution will be noticed and recognized.…
First, take a look around you…at what behaviors are rewarded in your organization.…This varies from company to company,…so it's important not to assume or guess,…but to really look at who is successful and why.…You may discover, for instance, that there's a pattern.…People who come into work early are treated like heroes,…but the people who stay…to work late are hardly acknowledged.…On its face, that's ridiculous and unfair,…
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