I always seem to be checking Facebook, blog stats, or reading an article when my boss walks in my door. I don’t know how the universe conspires to make that happen…no matter how much great work I accomplish, it feels like those in authority are never looking when I want them to see my work.
Interestingly, it recently happened (in reverse) when I walked into the office of one of my team members. The game I saw on his screen was certainly not related to the job description that I am familiar with.
However, that didn’t phase me a bit. I started asking myself why and realized it is because I am very familiar with his work (quality and quantity) and there is nothing he could do that would diminish my trust and appreciation for all that he accomplishes.
If you are a producer, those moments of being “caught playing” do not diminish your value.
If you are not a producer, those moments of being “caught working” do not improve your value either!
Thanks for listening.