Work hard and work smart

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Work hard and work smart

  1. 1. WORK HARD AND WORK SMART ADETOUN OMOLE
  2. 2. INTRODUCTION The concept of “work hard and work smart” is now being advanced than solely “working hard”. SMART WORK IS NOT SUBSTITUTE OF HARD WORK..they go hand in hand.. Working smart requires planning, proactive and not reactive Time and Cost implication of end result should always be considered. WORK HARD AND WORK SMART
  3. 3. Smart is . . .• clever: showing intelligence and mental alertness• keen: sharp, insightful and calculating in business and all your dealings (activities).• lively: vigorous and brisk (attitude)• showing practical intelligence and expertise• networking : you cannot get much done without people• result-oriented: having the end in view always WORK HARD AND WORK SMART
  4. 4. When I’m working smart, I’m self-aware - I know myself, my emotions, feelings, competences(K.S.A), limitations (because when I know myself, I know where and how to direct my efforts, process information, regulate my behaviour, make decisions and generally, organize myself). I leverage on my network of contacts (colleagues, friends, families, associates etc.) People are indispensable. WORK HARD AND WORK SMART
  5. 5. contd... I’m aware of my environment (PESTLE) I delegate and follow through I seek help when I need help I learn from other people’s mistakes I keep communication lines open always I strategize accordingly I manage my boss, hard as it may seem... WORK HARD AND WORK SMART
  6. 6. SMART IS KNOWING MY SWOT WORK HARD AND WORK SMART
  7. 7. SPOT THE DIFFERENCE Working Hard  Working Smart getting the job done Doing the job Getting the job done Thinking/planning after doing the Thinking and planning ahead of job the job Dedication or doing work without Always having the end result inintention about result view No added value (going the extra Adds valuemile) One way of doing the job Many ways of getting the job done WORK HARD AND WORK SMART
  8. 8. Working SmartHard Adding InnovativeWork Value Bottom SWOT line WORK HARD AND WORK SMART
  9. 9. A Small story to define Smart Work.Once Akbar Badshah sitting in his mahal, saw some people goingon camels. He sent one of his sardar to find out who are they?He ran and came saying those are sellers. Badshah asked “whatare they selling?” Sardar again ran and came with answer “date"Badshah asked “from which town are they?” again Sardar ran andcame with answer “Afganistan”. Akbar then asked to call Birbal.When Birbal came, Badshah told him to go ask those people justWho they are? Birbal went there came with a gift in hand forBadshah, he said "your Majesty, they are sellers from Afganisthanselling dates, they are going to Lakhanow, and when I told themthat HIS Majesty was asking about them They gave me a Gift forHIS MAJESTY, this is the Gift”.What Birbal did was Smart WorkAND ! ! ! SMART WORK HARD ! WORK !
  10. 10. WORKING SMART MEANS: you are continuouslymaking efforts at improvingyourself in every way: - your knowledge - your skills - your attitudes you plan well ahead oftime always you leverage on vital lifeskills to have an advantageover whatever situation youmay find yourself – vital lifeskills such as: - human relations ( healthyinterpersonal relations skills) - communication skills - negotiation skills - problem-solving skills - decision-making skills. - organizational skills WORK HARD AND WORK SMART
  11. 11. WORK SMART BY SETTING SMART OBJECTIVES S - SPECIFIC M - MEASURABLE A - ACHIEVABLE R - REALISTIC T - TIME - BOUND (TIMELY) WORK HARD AND WORK SMART
  12. 12. BENEFITS OF WORKING SMART Fulfilment: you derive satisfaction, contentment, achievement in what you do Productivity: you achieve more output without overly exerting yourself Effectiveness: time, cost, results Adding Value: going the extra mile as permitted by authority. WORK HARD AND WORK SMART
  13. 13. CONSEQUENCES OF NOT WORKING SMART Burn-out, Fatigue, invariably our health is affected Inability to achieve our set-goals, targets etc. Low productivity (Poor value-add) Loss of self worth, actualization Output less than our input, as such, our efforts are not being maximized. WORK HARD AND WORK SMART
  14. 14. SUMMARY/CONCLUSION Working Smart does not mean being cunning, lazy, short-changing our organizations Working Smart is applying hard work in a smart way! It is not how hard we work, but how much we get done! Setting SMART objectives, leveraging on our SWOT and achieving effective results. WORK HARD AND WORK SMART
  15. 15. Q&AWORK HARD AND WORK SMART
  16. 16. REFERENCESFor Further Study: The Rule of Work by Richard Templar http://www.google.com.ng/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=difference+between+work+hard+and+work+smart&sourc e=web&cd=5&ved=0CHEQFjAE&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.pickthebrain.com%2Fblog%2Fwhy-you- should-work-smart-not-hard-4-ways-to-do- it%2F&ei=6QjPT43iAs2T8gPa5L3GDA&usg=AFQjCNFkWxzmTKi2-x0AVslkHPJe19iTwQ http://www.google.com.ng/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=difference+between+work+hard+and+work+smart&sourc e=web&cd=8&ved=0CHgQFjAH&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.greatmanagement.org%2F162%2Fthe- difference-between-working-hard-and-working- smart%2F&ei=6QjPT43iAs2T8gPa5L3GDA&usg=AFQjCNFSyOk8y3Ijzu1wFIU4qxx8gDaeewKey word is *Leverage*Leverage is the power to get things done: especially something that gives an advantage .Microsoft® Encarta® 2009. © 1993-2008 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved. WORK HARD AND WORK SMART
  17. 17. THE ENDWORK HARD AND WORK SMART

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