TU ERES EL JEFE DE TU JEFE (POR SETH GODIN)

Who do you work for? (And who works for you?)

I always took the position that my boss (when I had a job) worked for me. My job was to do the thing I was hired to do, and my boss had assets that could help me do the job better. His job, then, was to figure out how best give me access to the people, systems and resources that would allow me to do my job the best possible way.

Of course, that also means that the people I hire are in charge as well. My job isn't to tell them what to do, my job is for them to tell me what to do to allow them to keep their promise of delivering great work.

If you go into work on Monday with a list of things for your boss to do for you (she works for you, remember?) what would it say? What happens if you say to the people you hired, "I work for you, what's next on my agenda to support you and help make your numbers go up?"

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Me ha gustado este post de Seth Godin donde comenta que:

– tú eres el jefe de los miembros de tu equipo (les debes proveer de los recursos y sistemas necesarios para que produzcan). Vale, esto es evidente.
– también eres el jefe de tu jefe: ya que debes exigirle lo que necesitas para alcanzar los objetivos marcados. Anticípate. Sé más experto que él en tu parcela. Para eso te ha contratado.

En mi caso particular sólo tuve un jefe una vez que se sintió cómodo con este escenario en el que yo tiraba de él en lo mío y no al revés. Era y sigue siendo un crack.

La otra alternativa, por supuesto, es el conformismo. Y mirar al reloj a ver si dan las 8 de la tarde.

Saludos irreverentes.

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