In this video, Lisa and Elizabeth share when to tell your boss something, and when to reframe the situation as a peer.
- To tattle or not to tattle, this is the question.…If you see a peer messing up,…it can be hard to know what to do.…Should you call them on it,…act like you didn't notice, or tell your boss?…It depends.…When you see a peer having a problem,…it can be helpful to ask yourself a few questions.…First, how time sensitive is this?…Does it need to be handled today…or can it wait until next week?…Second, where is this on the scale of…honest mistake to moral lapse in judgment?…Some errors are just accidents,…like forgetting to print something.…
Others, like stealing from the office,…are a moral lapse in judgment.…Third, what's the impact?…Does this mean that your office will be without…paperclips for a week?…Or are you about to lose a huge customer account?…Fourth, how frequently is this happening?…Is this a one time error…or something that repeatedly happens?…Has this been addressed before?…Does it continue to happen despite attempts…at rectifying the problem, or has everyone just ignored…the behavior until now?…So, when should you tell your boss?…
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- Name three ways that you can add value to a meeting.
- Recognize the benefits of including emotional impact in your stories.
- Explain how developing a team mindset can increase efficiency and productivity.
- Identify an easy way to reinforce expectations.
- Determine when it is necessary to tell your boss about a mistake made by a peer.
- Recall the most important benefit of punctuality.