Not mucking no mo' stalls.
Advice surrounding business accountability is cheap, but action is hard. Yet nothing gets done without action. Here are a few suggestions we can offer our "friend", - or consider ourselves - cuz let's face it, we've all been in this position before as none of us like to feel we're the only ones working hard.
1. Communicate: of course this sounds like a solid, easy suggestion, but true communication is actually hard because it entails diving into hard, difficult areas that often get distorted by ego and feelings. First, write down observations and "truths" about what you are seeing from the person with whom you need to talk. Edit the list a minimum of three times before arranging for a "coffee". After pouring in your cream/sugar, start easy by asking about his/her kids, THEN unload and suggest they are loafing and you're gonna go ape on 'em if they don't start working. (Joke, people....joke.)
2. Sit with your manager: of course this sounds like an obvious, easy suggestion, but true manager communication is actually hard because it entails diving into hard, difficult areas that often get distorted by ego and feelings. (Seeing a pattern yet?) And those ego and feelings are probably highly charged since you may not respect your manager and certainly don't agree on how the department is being run. Repeat all the steps in #1 when sitting with your manager, but definitely make it clear you can do his/her job much, much better and everyone will be happy when he/she resigns. (Joke....chuckle, please.)
3. Call Core 6 Advisors: SO many issues are tied to that one line, "I ain't mucking no mo' stalls" and only an advisor with experience can truly help you sort them out. We'll have coffee, we'll talk about our kids (short convo for me since I don't have any...but I'll feign interest when listening to you), then I'll explode on you with a burst of... "you're meek and worthless and need to suck it up" that will make you feel much better that you work where you do. (Joke?)
But seriously folks...("take my wife, please"). It all gets down to one simple suggestion: COMMUNICATE. Proactive teamwork takes energy. Yes, it's hard, but you owe it to you and your work peers. Any other gig you move on to is probably riddled with the same challenges of where you currently sit, so address the hard issues and commit to making change and you could very well be the hero of your department and company!
Ping me and I'll help you with methods and techniques that truly will get you to where you need to be. Ciao for now!
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