Three myths about work
In particular, find a good place and make a career to many of us do not allow some common generally accepted errors.
The first misconception. High intelligence – warranty of good work
Who is not familiar to the phrase: "If you are so smart, then why poor?". Indeed, people with mental abilities and intelligence above average often longer looking for work and earn less than ordinary "middling". Recently, the founder of the consulting company Riskknowledge, Maurice Yingg, came to the conclusions that the professional success of these people interferes with the highest intellect! It is difficult for them to fit into existing standards. Yes, and employers are not very complaining of "stars" with exorbitant ambitions, preferring to them ordinary "work horses".
Thinking of intellectuals is such that they are not inclined to boast with their qualities, convinced that they are so appreciated. However, this does not happen, since in life the principle acts: "I do not praise myself – no one will praise".
Confusion Second. Performing work in record deadlines guarantees the favor of the authorities
Many workers seek to fulfill the tasks ahead of time, hoping that the authorities will appreciate their zeal. However, American researchers Aiket Gniizi from California University in San Diego and Nicholas Euway from the University of Chicago found out that it does not make any sense.
The fact is that most often the early execution of the task does not affect the result. You will do work in a week or two, as you negotiated, does not play a big role. But if you share a report or a project after three weeks instead of two – it can be fraught with serious consequences, since because of this may be, for example, a torn contract with the customer, negotiations are scheduled for the agreed date. You, undoubtedly, earn the title of negligent and optional employee, and it may even lead to a decrease in position or dismissal.
Confusion third. Stresses adversely affect everything, including to work
It seems to be granted that negative emotions do not know anything good. But it turns out, it is not. For example, stresses that man experiences in the workplace can contribute to labor productivity. This is the conclusion of experts from the University of Liverpool, published the results of the study in the PSYCH Central publication.
Well, suppose the employer violates some of your rights or underestimates you, and you are wrath, since you do unfairly. However, this anger may have a constructive value. First, you get a life experience that you can use in the future – for example, when moving to another job. So, being taught by the previous bitter experience, you are no longer allowed to "go round yourself on a goat curve" and more clearly stipulate the wages, overtime and so on.
Secondly, the employee who "runs" the bosses, or whom, in his opinion, underestimate, often begins to achieve the best results, so that it, finally, noticed, appreciated and changed the attitude towards him.
If the employee is pleased with the attitude of the leadership and colleagues, then he may not have enough incentive in order to "burn" at work. So he can start relate to his duties superficially and his work may not be as effective.
Oddly enough, similar to both when working in a team. It turned out that if the overall psychological background is negative, then the team’s activity becomes more productive. The fact is that in such cases, its members less often agree with each other and more often put forward various ideas that are often constructive and able to benefit the project.
Perhaps knowing about these nuances, employers often intentionally create a stressful atmosphere in the team, introducing an abnormal schedule, putting the rigorous timing of tasks and provoking competition between subordinates. For example, managers are fighting for customers, since their salary or a bonus can depend on this. It also happens that under the same roof in the office gather psychologically incompatible personalities. And although it is very uncomfortable to work with each other, the constant atmosphere of tension in itself is an incentive to achieve success: colleagues seek to "hang out" each other, "bypass", fear "to write" before the unfriendly, that is, in every way fighting for "place under Sun ". If the atmosphere of benevolence reigns in the team, no one hates anyone, does not "sat down", then the incentive to issue better results is not so strong. No wonder often, when admission to work, the personnelists find out the readiness of the applicant "Work under pressure" ..
In general, our ideas about some areas of life can differ significantly from what is actually. It is best to rely on not so much on logical reasoning, how much to practical experience.