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Smart Worker Vs. Hard Worker

By on Jan 18, 2009 in Wisdom | 2 comments

If you are employed or ever been employed and attended a team meeting; I bet you have heard following words from your boss – “Work Smarter, Not Harder!” Probably, some of you have told the same to your juniors in team meetings. The simplest way to interpret this message (correct me if I’m wrong) is “To get your work done in very efficient manner, much before deadlines, meeting all expectations, and avoiding unnecessary work”. However, there is something wrong with being a smart worker. It leaves you with some free time! You may say, “Come on, that’s a good thing! Who doesn’t want free time?”. Mind well, this free time can hinder your growth in your organization and create bad impression in the minds of the people who matter – your boss. The last thing any typical boss wants  to see is his junior enjoying free time....