Workplace Wednesday: The Boss Is Always Right

So, if you ask me what I can do for you in the workplace, my answer is, “That’s up to you.”  I can do a lot of things, but I can only do them in a job if I’m allowed to do them by the people I work for.

If, for some reason, my managers are convinced that someone who majored in Mathematics in cannot possibly write, even do technical writing, then I can’t write for you.

If, for some reason, my managers are convinced that someone who has design and law degrees can’t design and execute a quantitative analysis, then you’re right, I can’t.

If, for some reason, my managers are convinced that an analyst needs to be buried in a back room and will faint dead away if I’m asked to do a presentation, then its a no-go.

Bias is powerful in this life.  There are a lot of different types of bias, some we recognize and discuss, others I think tend to fly under the radar screen, just more common knowledge in the category of “everyone knows.”  Bias holds back a lot of people, no just the holder o’ the bias, but a lot of people around them.

Bias can be very hurtful.  Sometimes it even hurts like a Bitch.  😉

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About missbodie

The Dragon Lady is a life long tea drinker. Her first coffee shops were Big Boy and the Oriental Diner in downtown Milwaukee. She lives in our Nation's Capital with three bicycles and an energetic tabby cat.
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