Sticky Notes of Thoughts

…because some thoughts are worth remembering

On Vote of No Confidence

vangogh

When things are getting done, going well, no one seems to care about reporting, strategic plans, and budgets. The corollary of it is that when people start to ask for them (in specific formats with more detail, and more frequently), it may be a premonition for a vote of no confidence (or at least a reflection of their grave concerns about the current performance).  Treat it as a red flag. It’s easier for people to question on your reporting styles than to confront your performance (like Japanese avoiding the word no, and many cultures avoiding confrontation).

It may be wise to step back and address the underlying performance than merely produce reports as requested.

Photo: Hospital in Arles, France where Van Gogh was hospitalized

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This entry was posted on October 11, 2015 by in Management and tagged , , , .
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