Dating rules for my future self season 1
I have been given a few short (but challenging) writing tasks to complete so they can judge how well I would be able to do my job.Now, these tasks are testing my ability to do the less creative, run-of-the-mill work I’d be doing for the majority of the time, but I know I’d be writing some more creative blog posts occasionally too.It wasn’t a full-on sales thing (the service we were offering was free of charge to the client), but there were targets and performance measures related to number of calls and number of bookings made.
What should a manager do if they’ve set up a competition, but the results of that competition mean that most of the team “wins” and only one person loses? And yes, it sucks when it’s just one person, but most people in Bran’s position wouldn’t be devastated …Yeah, ideally it would have been nice for Ned to give Bran some sort of back-up prize (although not the same prize the winners got, or that’s devaluing their win) with some praise for how close he came. unless it’s in a context where their work was always being overlooked, but then that would be the bigger issue than the contest.That said, the fact that he didn’t get any thanks or acknowledgement for his work at all is pretty crappy — but again, that’s less about the contest and more about how to manage people in general (you should acknowledge their work, contest or not). Should I do extra work in addition to my assigned hiring exercise?If I do have the option to decline this, what is the best way to state it?I don’t want to come off as lazy or not willing to help, but I can’t keep doing this.
The meetings alone have doubled my meeting caseload, and overall my weeks have become much more stressful.