By Si Quan Ong (source)
“I’m running behind on my tasks.”
I confessed, feeling embarrassed.
Not being able to complete my tasks on time was not something I was ready to admit…
… Let alone to someone who was more senior in my department.
And to be honest, given some of the horror stories I’ve heard and experienced elsewhere…
I was ready for a lashing.
A bashing alone the lines of “Why are you so incompetent?”
Instead of chiding me, Visakan Veerasamy said immediately:
“How can I help?”
I was surprised.
It was not the reaction I was expecting to get.
Yet, a simple 4 words turned an entire conversation from dread into figuring out the most efficient way of getting things done.
If you’re managing employees, or working with co-workers who seem overwhelmed…
“How can you help them? How can you put 2 heads together to make everything more efficient and easier?”
As a company, we’re all in this together.
Helping each other do work more efficiently will help you hit your goals faster.
And as the saying goes:
“We all row faster if we row together.”