When you have the urge to buy something non-essential to your survival, consider how long you need to work to earn enough money to buy it. What else could you be doing? What are you sacrificing? Is it worth it?
Don’t get caught in the irrational commitment trap, and don’t renege on your personal responsibility.
You can’t blame the boss, or the rules, for acting unethically. Never say that something is not your fault and that you are just following orders.
When creating your hybrid workplace policies, consider not creating them at all. Instead, provide a set of guidelines and training for the employees so they can make their own choices and get the work done to the best of their abilities.
If you need to compare yourself with someone, then compare yourself with the best version of you. Work on your self-awareness. Learn to be genuinely happy for other people’s success. And most importantly, stop complaining that life is not fair.
Never say “it’s not my job.” However, if you consistently do things that are not part of your job, don’t bring you anything, and may cause you not to have time for more important tasks, then stop. It is no good for you or the organization in the long run if you spend your time on tasks from which everyone benefits except you, the person doing the actual work.
Financial incentives only work when there is a perception of procedural justice. Employees must trust the performance management and reward system are fair. This requires a decision-making process that is unbiased, consistent, and generally fair.
When having a job interview, look at it from the perspective of two adults with equal rights and needs who are talking business. If you keep the conversation focused on the needs of your potential employer, you are halfway there.
Intuition only works when you have a big enough set of patterns in your memory and stable environment. Otherwise, your subconscious mind is very unreliable.
So what can you do? You can build effective decision-making processes based on data and then follow these processes rigorously.
When transferring ownership, the value of my gain differs from that of your loss. It is not about the actual utility value of the item but about our emotions connected to it. Consider this the next time you negotiate. It may give you a more realistic idea about the true value of the thing you are selling or buying and may lead to a better agreement.