Getting the RIGHT Work Done – Part Three
Earlier this month, as part of the HMA Book Club, I presented my thoughts on The Harvard Business Review’s Guide to Getting the Right Work Done.
The thing is – I learned too much for simply one blog post!
So, here are some additional nuggets of wisdom I gleaned from the book. (Parts One and Two are here if you missed them) as they relate to getting paid, getting promoted and getting love from the bosses.
- Demonstrate value – but not in your terms. Determine what the senior management considers the most valuable and set your focus there.
- Don’t let what senior management considers valuable fall through the cracks.
- Rather than asking for a raise, ask what additional value you can bring to the organization in a formal manner throughout the year as well as benchmarks on if that value is being provided as outlined.
- Think like a shareholder in the company, not an employee.
- Working with and for people takes time.
- Come from a place of NO.
- When approached for a task, ask yourself:
- Am I the right person? If not, who is?
- Is this the right time? If not now, when specifically?
- Do I have enough information? If not, how can I best get it?