Your boss is better than you. The corporation recognises this and awards your boss with more money than what you earn. More money means he/she is valued more than you. In turn, you are better than your underlings (direct reports). Know your place. Know your worth.
The corporation permits the evaluation of your job performance and character. Poor performance is a reflection of your status as a person and employee. If you do not live up to the expectations set by your supervisor, you are considered uncooperative, unmotivated, not a value-add and, you impede the growth of the corporation. If it was not for the Labour Code you would have been fired long ago. Keep that in mind.
Demonstrate a greater commitment to corporate ideals. Regardless of what is going on in your personal life, you ought not to leave the office after a full day’s work. Work a couple of extra hours every night of the week. Make sure that when you do, you are visible. Drop by Saturday and Sunday, finish up some paper work, speak to others who may be there, and send some emails as they are date and time stamped. Appearance is reality.
Conform to the language and manner of the corporation. Human Resources and your supervisor will provide some guidance should you fall short. Difference or showing some unique characteristic is fine as long as it is something that others find appealing. It will motivate them to improved job performance. Don’t be too different.
Attend corporate events, fundraisers and community activities. You are the public face of the corporation. Lead by example. You don’t want underlings at these events without your presence. That would be a most unfortunate situation. Have issues with a campaign, an initiative or social cause? Keep it to yourself and attend. You are not paid to have your own beliefs and values.
Corporate citizenship is demonstrated by how much effort you put into community fundraising activities. If you give 1000.00 to the United Way you get a pin to wear which shows others that you gave a 1000.00 to the United Way. Like the Scarlet Letter, it serves a purpose.
Find an appropriate way to express anger and distaste, unless you are a senior executive. They are usually exempt from any HR behaviour guidelines.
Fifty hours this week at the office? Nice, but not enough. You are required to demonstrate commitment to your profession through continuing education or volunteering with some professional association. The corporation does not want workers so much as career minded professionals willing to sacrifice any spare time. Remember, lead by example.
Encourage the wage earners to adopt corporate ideals. Coaching, feedback, seminars and training sessions will help. You are required to benevolently enforce conformity. Let them know it’s not just a job; it’s a home of like-minded individuals working for the common good. Convince the workers that they can only benefit by adopting the corporate vision, values, and mission statement. In so doing executives will see a positive return on revenues. Belonging is profitable.