Familiar? You are young, ambitious, creative, and extremely energetic. But your manager is stuck in a routine and has accumulated a slew of privileges.
Turn up an hour late, chat with everyone, rush through a team meeting (or cancel it), etc.
You constantly see room for improvement and question the status quo. But when you suggest point for improvement, you are patronised.
Are you going to convince your coasting manager to get up from his comfy chair? In most cases, you’ll be labeled a smartass. So you end up leaving, or being subtly sidelined.
A few years pass. You’ve got a house, a mortgage, and you are a manager with a slew of privileges.
Turn up an hour late, chat with everyone in the department, rush through a team meeting (or cancel it), etc.
The only thing that’s bothering you is this smartass that’s recently been hired. He questions the status quo all the time.
What do you do?
Exactly, you take your grey hair and your years of experience into battle. You employ your ‘discouragement tactic’ flawlessly. You patronisingly wave away the points of improvement raised.
And as soon as you get the chance, you subtly put this know-it-all out of play.
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