Who’s in charge? The bosses, the top managers, the principals, the directors!
The boss of anything (military unit, school, store, hotel, museum, company) has to deal daily with plenty of poos : managing the managers, financial movements, meetings and decisions. Hard work!
Some are good, some are bad, but today I draw a line between two other categories, the line is a question :
Do they know the field they’re working in?
It’s a real question, because of course we all know plenty of ignorant bosses. They are maybe good in certain places of their position, after all!
But you knowwww, you see where I’m going : can you be a good army general if you know nothing about warfare? Is this school principal a good manager and decisions maker if he’s never been a teacher? How to you pilot a bookstore if you don’t like books? And what about politics?
They CAN, proof is there are plenty of these dumb fishes in our funny world! They have to make terrible things : make decisions, knowing nothing.
Happily, there are forces which can counter attack these :
- Some of them ignorants are smart enough to listen to those who work.
- Workers have the possibility to slow down stupid decisions.
- They can also hide the proper things to do.
- What else?
If you’re in charge, and you know not a spoon about the field you’re working in, be proud, you’ve come to a good position – and don’t expect respect from the guys on the ground! Do your job, get paid, try to limit your capacity of pain and nuisance. That’s already good. Let people work…
You could of course find a more logical position (where are you good at?), but if the money’s good, you’re good. Right?
Thanks for reading!