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We have all been newcomers to the workplace, and we have all been seniors in the workplace. We have all wanted to get guidance from our predecessors, and we have also encountered interns who need guidance. So, what will you do when you meet someone new in the workplace who needs your wholehearted teachings one day?
Xiaoxia’s company has a new employee. The boss asked Xiaoxia to teach her skills without reservation to facilitate the development of the company’s business. Xiao Xia was a little unhappy, but the boss said that in this era, everything has to be shared, including knowledge and skills. Only sharing can bring progress and development. When Xiao Xia thought of the apprentice she had taught with heart, she turned her face away in a blink of an eye. She thought of the skills she had learned so hard, but she had to teach it easily. The psychology was always unpleasant. When she thought of the old saying that the apprentice in the church starved to death the master, Xiao Xia felt that the boss was the Don’t want to find someone to replace her?
I believe that many people will encounter a situation like Xiao Xia, so do you want to share knowledge and skills with new colleagues according to the boss’s instructions? How can you avoid the threat of your own sharing?
Let’s take a look first, what are the reasons behind Xiaoxia’s concerns about sharing?
If this is a matter that is beneficial to both parties, I believe Xiao Xia will not hesitate, but the key is that Xiao Xia can’t see the benefits for her in this matter, so she hesitates. It boils down to the following reasons. two:
1. The cost of paying
One is the cost problem. The cost and price paid are too high, which will make people worry and hesitate.
Application cost: When Xiao Xia first arrived at the company, there were not many employees in the company, so no one came to teach Xiao Xia at that time, but the company believed that Xiao Xia’s skills grew up in the tasks given by the company again and again. Xiaoxia believes that she has sacrificed a lot of her spare time and even studied at her own expense to gain growth. As a result, there are two choices for the payer of the cost, one is the company and the other is Xiaoxia. At the company level, Xiaoxia’s knowledge and skills are the property of the company, and at the Xiaoxia level, her knowledge and skills are her own private property .
For the company, it belongs to every employee and can be used, but for personal use, if you buy an item, but you have to share it with all your colleagues, you are naturally unhappy. not agree. In other words, Xiao Xia feels that he has lost money, just like you have installed WiFi in your home, and your neighbor’s children use it in class, so you are naturally not allowed to change your password, even if it affects your Internet speed.
Opportunity cost: As the saying goes, teach the apprentice, starve the master to death, and if the apprentice can be on his own, the chance for the master will be gone. In ancient times, there was a young man who went to a blacksmith shop to learn how to strike iron. After finishing his studies, he opened a shop and competed with his master to compete for business. Because the master was old and his physical strength was weak, he was squeezed out and had almost no living space. Xiao Xia also thinks the same way. Originally, Xiao Xia could do the same task, but if he taught it to his apprentices, then Xiao Xia’s value would be reduced, and he would become someone who could be replaced at any time. Such an opportunity cost belonged to Xiao Xia. human.
2. Lack of income
We often say that there is something to be gained by paying, and that costs and benefits must be equated. If the behavior is destined to be unprofitable, then there will be no motivation for execution.
At the company level, there are no additional subsidies. Teaching disciples, for Xiao Xia, increased the workload, but there was no additional income. Although the apprentices have been taught, they can be used to replace some tasks, but in reality, the company often recruits people not because they need to share the work of the employees, but because there are more businesses that need to be expanded, which means that Xiaoxia’s workload has not changed. , but is responsible for the actions of the apprentices.
On a personal level, there is no feedback. Often, newcomers in the workplace are not grateful for the teachings of their predecessors. Even if they are moved for a while, they will dissipate soon after. Then the emotions that Xiao Xia wanted to get from the new apprentice, he couldn’t get it. Even if it is a company, the leaders will not look down on Xiaoxia because of all the knowledge sharing she has given to the interns.
Under these two reasons, sharing cannot progress together, and the workplace is old and new, and it has become a combination of contradictions. So, to solve this problem, how to do it?
Sharing cannot progress together. Behind these reasons is the neglect of the blank effect.
In fact, should I teach disciples? Yes, but at the same time as teaching, the art of the blank effect cannot be ignored. Leaving blank does not mean to keep one hand, cover up, and still share, but we must not forget to make progress together.
1. What is the workplace whitespace effect?
Let’s look at an experiment first. Now there is a glass full of stones, and water is added to it. There is no problem at all, because there are gaps between the stones; change it, now it is a glass full of water, can you put stones in it? No, the stone is put in and the water overflows, because there is no space between the water.
What did you see from this experiment? In fact, the cracks between the stones are a kind of blank space.
The blank effect first originated from a technique in Chinese painting, leaving a blank space in the whole painting to give people room for imagination. This technique is a kind of ingenious artistic expression and a kind of wisdom. It is used in design, communication, and corporate strategy. It is explained in simple terms that there is room for everything.
White space in the workplace is an art, which refers to properly leaving a certain blank to give others time and space to imagine and buffer, so as to achieve the effect that nothing is better than nothing. A person should pay attention to leaving room for others to turn around, so that he can only have a good way. People nowadays like to think in relative terms when they think about problems, and they feel a sense of psychological rejection when it comes to absolute things.
2. How does the white space effect work in the workplace?
In response to the Xiaoxia incident, how should the blank effect be applied so that sharing can become common progress?
leave things blank
That is, the blank of competing channels. Teaching apprentices and taking interns, the scope is limited to the skills in your own position. For example, if you are designing, then the design skills that are helpful to the company’s business, as well as matters needing attention, should be handed over to apprentices, but your thinking on design, from design The derived skills should be left blank. When your apprentice is staring at the company’s position to compete, in fact, your competition channel is not in the company. That is, if one day you leave the company, you will still be valuable and competitive, and there are other ways to make money. These do not need to be taught to interns, but they are what you should focus on.
leave blank for time
That is, the blankness of energy. The teaching of apprentices is limited to working hours. After get off work, it is time for you to improve yourself. The company does not pay for this part of the time, and you are not obliged to teach. You need to make good use of this blank space. For example, to improve their professional skills, such as developing some side jobs, etc., when there is a gap in time, the light can shine in.
leave a blank
i.e. create your own mystique. Whether it is for the boss or the apprentice, you must maintain a certain sense of mystery, so that they will feel that you are an inexhaustible treasure. Just like the blacksmith in the story, he was run by his apprentice and lost the market. One day he went to the apprentice’s door to beg for money and told his apprentice that he actually had a craft that he hadn’t taught. can make more money. In order to learn the skills reserved by the master, the apprentice treats the master very well. It was not until the master died that he knew that he had lied to him. You can see the importance of white space.
That is, sharing in the workplace has no emotional ties. Many people will stubbornly believe that as long as they have brought new people, they are the masters of the other party. But just like a bicycle, everyone is sharing it, and everyone who shares it does not know each other, and there is no emotional connection. In the workplace, the same is true. Once you have emotional intrusion, you will be betrayed and lost in the future.
The fundamental art of white space is that nothing can be done! If you spend all your savings to buy luxury goods, you will face a shortage in the future; if you use up all your advantages, you will have no value in the future. There is nothing wrong with sharing, it just needs to be shared in different scenarios, time and responsibilities. It is easy to share bicycles, but it is not easy to start the business of sharing bicycles. Many people write online about how to increase followers and how to make money. It’s all superficial sharing, but the blank part is where these people really become winners.
I believe that when Xiao Xia’s boss asked Xiao Xia like this, he only asked for his guidance and sharing within the scope of work. As for the cost and benefit, it did not come from sharing, but from mutual progress after sharing. If Xiao Xia brings the old and the new and raises the company’s business to a higher level, I believe the leaders will definitely express it.
“Historical Records of Laozi and Han Fei’s Biography”: “Confucius is suitable for Zhou, and will ask Laozi about the rites. Laozi said: ‘What the son said, his bones and human bones are already rotten, and only his words are in his ears. If you don’t drive in time, you will be exhausted. I have heard that a good man hides deeply as if empty, a gentleman is virtuous, and his appearance is stupid.”
Confucius is respected as a teacher for all ages, the founder of Confucianism, a great educator and thinker, and later generations are honored as a “sage”; Laozi is a great thinker, philosopher, founder of Taoism, and the originator of Taoism. Titled “God”. Confucius had asked Laozi many times for his studies, and he highly praised Laozi, such as “If you hear the Tao in the morning, you can die in the evening.” From this point of view, Confucius and Laozi also have a certain master-disciple relationship, but their competition channels are not the same, and both are famous for the ages.
Leave blank does not hinder sharing, just leave blank in terms of competition channels, time and energy, and interpersonal emotions. As long as there is space and leeway, you will not have any concerns about the “church apprentice starving the master”. fear.
Making good use of the blank effect and sharing and progressing together is the best outcome of the old and the new.
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