What does it mean to do things “right”? Aren’t there many ways to tackle a project? I have a suggestion:
It means to do things the way the boss wants it done.
Therefore, when we’re working on a project, our “vision” for the end goal does not matter…not unless our leader has delegated that to us as part of the project.
If we do a job, and it’s not appreciated by the leaders above us, there are only a few options:
- Keep going until the boss likes the end result
- Step aside and let someone else deliver what the boss wants
Maybe it’s not that you did a bad job. Maybe it’s that you are working for the wrong boss. Either way, beware not to dig in your heals to “prove” that you know better. How does that help the organization?
Thanks for listening.