We all have that person we work with who follows all the rules, is always on time and super annoying because they work harder and not smarter and they probably try to drag us into their stupid ways. I hope this isn’t you but IF it is than this post will help you!
Five Tips for Working Smarter vs Harder:
1. Understand the main objective of your job and the role you play in the success of the company
2. Don’t sweat the small stuff and look at the BIGGER picture
4. Ask questions and understand the process BEYOND your role
5. Break rules when necessary!
If you want to advance in your career you need to work smart and show it to management. No one is going to promote the girl who stresses every little ridiculous task and doesn’t focus her energy on what is most important. Yes, the stupid things need to get done, but its all about how you manage getting the dumb AND the important tasks executed efficiently and effectively.
Do you know any hard working idiots?
p.s. I cannot take credit for the term “hardworking idiot”, but I find it hysterical and oh so true.