In response to last week’s question on how important it is to be seen at work, irrespective of what one achieves during that time, most readers say bosses need to consider output instead of the number of hours spent in office and only productivity should count in evaluations

No short-cut to success

Most of the youngsters think that coming early and late staying at the work place will create an impression of hard work. But this will not assure them career success in the long run. Getting things done in a simple manner within the stipulated time is the mantra for success.

Vedula Krishna, Visakhapatnam

Evaluations sans output

who stay in the office till late hours, whether they have work or not, just to please the boss.. This syndrome is driven by the perception that those who stay in the office for longer hours are good workers, irrespective of how productively the time was spent. People who make a habit out of this should be shown the door as it has been proved that they are not capable of completing assignments on time. And evaluation of such workers should be based on this perception sans objectivity. These workers breed the “Yes Boss” concept.

K.S. Raghavan, Mumbai

Performance should be checked

Every organisation has its goal and every employee has his/her own role. Coming to office early and leaving late does not mean the employee is more dedicated.than others. There are tools in the modern business world whereby every employee’s performance is evaluated at the end of the day. There must be feedback tools, such as action taken reports or task completion reports, that should be checked daily. If employees don’t know what they are working towards they start giving up and as a result the organisation fails to reach its goal. It is up to managers to put a system into practice for evaluating employees’ performance.

Sreenivasa Rao Krothapalli, Hyderabad

(This article was published on July 26, 2012)
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