Hard work in any walk of life is desirable; but that is not good enough to give you the required visibility, shine and success! There are regular debates, at times acrimonious ones; whether employees of an organization should work hard and long hours as opposed to what is smart working. Most corporate managers take an easy approach by demanding hard work, since they are reluctant to spend energy and ideas to make their employees smarter. That’s no doubt parochial.
Smart and savvy employees are great assets to an organization. They can make their organization full of life and thrill, and a great place to work at! They are definitely the ones, who grow and prosper and also take others along!!
Let us try to conclusively establish should hard work not be replaced or be supplemented by smartness and being savvy?
Hard work hurts in longer run!
Hard work alone does not augur well. It defeats the very goals of an organization, unless there is a definite program to stimulate minds of hard working people.
Productivity of hard working people is bell shaped, which is poor in beginning phase and again peters out towards the end.
You don’t need physique or beauty to be smart!
Smartness is not necessarily genetic or privilege of few and famous! Smartness can be fully cultivated and harnessed.
All you need is the will to do following things:
You don’t need degree from a premier institute to be savvy!
You don’t need any special qualification or high IQ to be savvy! Yes, experience would help you to be more polished.
Remember that Life is actually very simple; our perceptions are complex! So, do simple things as follows:
In short, change your working style. Replace hard working by “Smart, Savvy and Sincere working”. This can bring you glitter and glory like never before!