Ever wondered why an employee gets whatever he wants whether it’s leave, training, flexibility of timings, freedom of speech and thought and in some cases monetary benefit as well. While rest suffer the typical policy based treatment from the same boss?
Workplace is a place with very different dynamics, the reality is that everyone is fighting a battle, racing for success, growth, prosperity and financial uplift. It not only takes hard work, sincerity, devotion and attitude but a little trick and smartness is needed is well.
You have every reason to become the superstar at your workplace, your boss is the only individual who can help you grow in your career. They are ones who work in a number of ways to help you achieve success. Making your superiors happy is also a part of the job.
Actually, the reality of the workplace is that there are very few special passes. Yes, bosses are agreeable to giving their employee whatever they need, —but only after they have earned it with their performance and results.
Let me explain you how this works, earning by performance mean that it’s a game of time and the results you have delivered in past, bosses are humans too, they have the tendency to remember all the good and bad times they had with you in an employee-boss relationship.
When it comes to personal gains, the bosses always tend to prefer those who stood with them in tough times, all those late night calls, late sittings, out of the way favors etc., all gets paid off in this way, you need to understand the fact that it’s something not written somewhere in the company policy or HR brochure, but it’s all about give and take.
In fact, I would describe that this really works as an old-fashioned chit system. People with great performance and consistent positive results continue to impress their bosses and virtually accumulate chits(in boss’ mind) , which can be traded in for ﬂexibility. The more chits you have, the greater your opportunity to work when and where and how you want.
Of course, i am not advocating that you should disturb your work-life balance, but performance and results is the currency that works, encash your chits as and when needed, develop a reputation of being reliable and trustworthy.
This doesn’t comes easily, you need to invest time and effort in it, for a recently employed person it is probably difficult to earn the same value compare to what a senior already has in the organization, asking for favors without earning chits will pigeonhole you as “just another average performing employee”
What does this mean for you? It means that as you think about the freedom and respect, know that to get it in most companies, you have to earn it. That process will take time.
One last thing to know about the chit system. To people just entering the workforce, it often seems unfair. Why, they wonder, do you have to wait to get the freedom and ﬂexibility you want? But more experienced people tend to get it—in fact, many see the give-and-take of chits as perfectly equitable. Finally, bosses like it too. For them, it’s a win-win deal.