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    How would you act when in a structured company, after your definition of goals and vision that suite to the situation, arrive a new manager with different point of views? And worse if you think he don't understand the situation?
    Last edited by clango; 07-28-2011, 01:18 PM.

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    Originally posted by clango View Post
    How would you act when in a structured company, after your definition of goals and vision that suite to the situation, arrive a new manager with different point of views? And worse if you think he don't understand the situation?
    I forget where I heard this, maybe Zig Ziglar or Stephen Covey, but the general idea is: you write down the 3 most important things in your job description, your boss writes down what he thinks are the 3 most important things. Then you sit down and talk about them.
    In the example I heard, a salesmen was working his butt off to keep existing clients and grow their sales. Come review time, the boss gives him a bad review and no raise, the boss felt the most important thing was to get new clients.
    Who was right? Depends on how bad you want a raise.

    If they are your boss, you can have discussions with them but in the end you should do what they ask you to do (assuming it agrees with all your ethics and beliefs).

    Stuart.

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    • #3
      Can't you explain him the situation?

      Originally posted by clango View Post
      How would you act when in a structured company, after your definition of goals and vision that suite to the situation, arrive a new manager with different point of views?
      How different? He doesn't want the company to be profitable? He wants to manufacture cars (but up to now it is a software start-up)?

      Originally posted by clango View Post
      And worse if you think he don't understand the situation?
      Can't you explain him the situation?

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      • #4
        Obviously without more detail its hard to say for sure...

        BUT - whenever my staff say to me that I dont get something about their job or the business, invariably its because they're looking at it from their perspective, not mine. If they try and convince me to do something at work, they're trying to do so for reasons that are pertinent to them, not to me.

        Each staff member, particularly with different seniorities, will always have different perspectives on what needs doing.

        However if you want to convince someone of something - you have to convince them from their point of view, not yours.

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        • #5
          You - bishblaize, TesTeq, StuartHelm - are right and I thank you about.

          Practically the situation is the one you highlight. And I'll try to put at work your suggestions.

          However, I think, my situation is more related to a political view.

          As in these days in the US democrats and repubblicans had the same trouble but different ideas how to afford it.

          Anyway the way they found to fix it is again to talk, understand the position of the others, compare each main suggestion like you replied me.

          Thank you again

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