Monday, June 19, 2017

Hard Work vs. Smart Work

We are living in a digital age where we are overloaded with information and this is a good thing as well as a bad thing. Good thing because we are able to get information at a click of a button thus saving precious time and bad because we have become too dependent on technology.

Hard work is passé. Smart work is the new buzzword. Smart work does not mean shirking or taking shortcuts instead it entails using intelligence, cooperation and interpersonal expertise to create the right kind of synergy to get the work done before time without compromising on quality.

Smart Work has the following Characteristics:

1. Synergy

Synergy means one and one become eleven. It means taking the intelligence from all possible sources to maximize the team’s effectiveness and efficiency. In synergy all are equal. All can contribute not barring positions.

2. Creativity

Creativity is critical in this innovation driven world. Creativity and Innovation are appreciated in every work environment. Creativity brings in new opportunities and avenues thus creating a dynamic vibrant work environment

3. Resoursefulness

You have to be open to all sources of information, be it office gossip or the hot new news. Information is critical to resourcefulness. One has to be innovative and develop the ability to think on your feet.

4. Spontienity

Corporates are creating dynamic and creative work environment so that people are driven towards creativity and innovation.Spontanity brings in new thinking and new possibilities.
You do not need to toil your life away searching for and seeking success. If you use the above mentioned techniques you can be smart and easily sail through life and actualize your goals.

Siddharth Anand
Faculty, INLEAD

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