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Why Good Workers Don’t Get Promoted!

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It is a short presentation about job promotion.

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Why Good Workers Don’t Get Promoted!

  1. 1. Why Good Workers Don’t Get Promoted! Roberto Lico
  2. 2. You might be one of theYou might be one of the top performers in yourtop performers in your company or department,company or department, maybe the topmaybe the top performer…performer…
  3. 3. But you don’t getBut you don’t get promoted, why?promoted, why? It could be that you lack aIt could be that you lack a critical skill, or maybecritical skill, or maybe even a significanteven a significant credential.credential.
  4. 4. But just as often, maybeBut just as often, maybe even more often, iseven more often, is something less objective,something less objective, less holy…less holy…
  5. 5. Though we prefer to believeThough we prefer to believe that the world truly works onthat the world truly works on a merit system and rewardsa merit system and rewards top performers, there aretop performers, there are unfair reasons why goodunfair reasons why good workers don’t get promoted.workers don’t get promoted.
  6. 6. They need you right where you are!They need you right where you are! Every department relies heavily on aEvery department relies heavily on a small group of people to carry the loadsmall group of people to carry the load and managers love them, especiallyand managers love them, especially when there’s a difficult task to bewhen there’s a difficult task to be parceled out, or a busy season to beparceled out, or a busy season to be survived. That´s why they never get asurvived. That´s why they never get a promotion.promotion.
  7. 7. You May be Too Independent!You May be Too Independent! It’s often true that the most productiveIt’s often true that the most productive people in any organization are also thepeople in any organization are also the most independent.most independent. But organizations and bosses don’tBut organizations and bosses don’t always see independence as a positivealways see independence as a positive trait. They might politely tolerate ittrait. They might politely tolerate it because you are so productive. But atbecause you are so productive. But at the same time, they may not want tothe same time, they may not want to reward it either.reward it either.
  8. 8. You May be a Threat to Your BossYou May be a Threat to Your Boss There are people in the department whoThere are people in the department who are more competent and capable thanare more competent and capable than the manager who oversees them. if hethe manager who oversees them. if he believes you’re threatening hisbelieves you’re threatening his position, you can rest assured thatposition, you can rest assured that your name is featured prominently onyour name is featured prominently on some sort of unwritten hit list.some sort of unwritten hit list.
  9. 9. You Don’t “Fit the Suit”You Don’t “Fit the Suit” Many organizations have an unspokenMany organizations have an unspoken concept of who represents the mostconcept of who represents the most desirable employees. Very often, it’s andesirable employees. Very often, it’s an attempt to build a certain image. Forattempt to build a certain image. For example, a company may try toexample, a company may try to position itself as young, vibrant andposition itself as young, vibrant and attractive. They will attempt to makeattractive. They will attempt to make this image a reality by hiring peoplethis image a reality by hiring people who are consistent with that profile.who are consistent with that profile.
  10. 10. You Have Incompatible OutsideYou Have Incompatible Outside InterestsInterests Everybody likes surroundingEverybody likes surrounding themselves with people of similarthemselves with people of similar interests, the workplace is nointerests, the workplace is no exception. Management may have aexception. Management may have a preference for promoting people withpreference for promoting people with certain interests, such as sports,certain interests, such as sports, religion or even family status.religion or even family status.
  11. 11. Someone Doesn’t Like YouSomeone Doesn’t Like You But if your boss, your boss’s boss, orBut if your boss, your boss’s boss, or one of your boss’s informant firstone of your boss’s informant first lieutenants don’t like you, you won’t belieutenants don’t like you, you won’t be promoted.promoted. You may even spend a lot of time in theYou may even spend a lot of time in the doghouse, despite being one of thedoghouse, despite being one of the most productive members of the staff.most productive members of the staff.
  12. 12. Someone Doesn’t Like YouSomeone Doesn’t Like You But if your boss, your boss’s boss, orBut if your boss, your boss’s boss, or one of your boss’s informant firstone of your boss’s informant first lieutenants don’t like you, you won’t belieutenants don’t like you, you won’t be promoted.promoted. You may even spend a lot of time in theYou may even spend a lot of time in the doghouse, despite being one of thedoghouse, despite being one of the most productive members of the staff.most productive members of the staff.
  13. 13. Our References: https://hbr.org/2019/03/4-reasons-talented-employees-dont-reach-their-potential https://outofyourrut.com/7-dark-reasons-why-good-workers-dont-get-promoted/
  14. 14. LRCL – Business Services Consulting Prof. Roberto Lico – licoreis@licoreis.com.br Whatsapp Brazil 55 12 9 9195 2474
  15. 15. Building a Collaborative EnvironmentBuilding a Collaborative Environment Our Business ContactsOur Business Contacts LRCL – Business Services ConsultingLRCL – Business Services Consulting InformationInformation We provide a range of Coaching, Business and Legal Online Support about: Technical Translations – Brazilian Portuguese Lectures:  Doing Business in Brazil  Brazilian Tax Law and Accounting System  Brazilian Legal System  Immigration Law  Management and HR Issues Our E-mail: licoreis@licoreis.com.br

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