Reliability is the centre of what it means to be a team player. It acknowledges that everyone relies on one another to achieve a goal.
The employees who say, "I'm on it", and mean it, are worth gold if you can get them on your team. They are willing to own the responsibility for following through.
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When you think about our colleagues, whether they are peers or people you manage, how many of them can be trusted to follow through when they say they will do something?
Reliability is important in any organisation, especially in a startup. You need people who you can count on and who will follow through. You want a one-to-one ratio between say and do. But when people have a lopsided do-to-say ratio, the slow responses and the need for follow-ups can make business slower than it needs to be.
Improving your do-to-say ratio helps to build a reputation that will lead to more promotions.
It requires you to be diligent about your to-do list. Make a note to yourself on what you have to deliver, and when it has to be done.
Office workers, working in real offices or doing Work From Home, face requests from fellow workers all the time which can range from unnecessary to downright avoidable. In our quest to appease others, we are struggling to reach our fullest potential.
Time, as many of us have now realized, is the most valuable and prized asset we have, and saying no to certain activities at work can enable us to do something worthy.
A Japanese artist created the first emoji back in 1999. Before that, emoticons used a standard text pictographically.
The smiley face got a major lift with smartphones, where the Unicode Consortium began adding thousands of new emojis to its catalogue.
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