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    Is it better to know all works in a office or stick to the particular seat work ?

    When we go to the government offices and have some work with the various sections, the officers and the subordinates if they wont come, the other officers categorically deny their help and simply advise us to come next day. In private companies, if one employee is on leave or coming late to office, the work wont suffer as the immediate subordinate staff shall be officiating until the right employee comes. Why the government offices are yet to learn this kind of work culture. Because of that adamant attitude many manned days are being lost for the government and for the visitors.
  • #614814
    It is impossible to know all the work of an office. But it is better know at least the basic things of each job in a department. Job rotation would be the right process as it gives the employees knowledge of each job rather than one so that they are capable of doing any in others absence.

    In government offices there are chances that even if others know the work, they might not do it thinking that it is not their part. But that attitude will not work in pivate companies.

    Regards
    Chitra
    "Do not give up, things might not favour you always"

  • #614815
    We can't learn all the work within a limited time frame of office hours but it is better to learn more than one particular work and be a multi tasker.
    As many govt officials sometime seeks work after their retirement becuase of family needs but they end up being unemployed because they have knowledge of only one particular thing while tlday everybody wants a multi tasker.
    So its better tol learn few more things with being and expert of aparticular task.

    "It is hardest thing in the world to be good thinker without being a good self examiner"

  • #614821
    Yes, it is better to know everything at least the basics so that the ship doesn't sink and be an expert in one area so that when issues come it can be trouble shooted. This is what is followed by private companies so things go smoothly without any obstruction.

    Governments workers and officials can comment more on their work culture. Why they don't prefer to take up the task of others, there could be some restriction inside which we may not know. Either way, it's only they who can tell us what goes on inside. Before judging them let's hear their side of the story as well.

    Sometimes it holds true that being an expert in a field is better than knowing everything, "Jack of all, Master of None"

  • #614837
    Yes. It is always better to learn many works in the workplace instead of sticking to our own work. In government establishments, this is not possible because of many reasons. You are asked to do your own work only as you will be given training in only that work. There is no multi tasing cultural here. In private companies, you will be trained in different fields and you should be able to deliver in all these areas. In government organisations, once you join your job is secured except in very very rare cases. So nobody will show that much interest and do other works. Your rewards and promotions will not be on the basis of your abilities. Simply they are timescale promotions. But in private organisation, your rewards and promotions will be in proportion to your contributions. Another reason is in private organisations one will have monthly salary only unlike in government jobs wherein there may be additional kickbacks for the work you have done from the beneficiaries.
    drrao
    always confident

  • #614838
    The works in private and public offices cannot be compared. In private institutions only specified works will be available. Most of the members of the staff will know the nature of works going on there. Hence each can attend to each of the work, unless it is a technical type.
    In a Government office though specifically dealing with an assigned work an officer sitting in a chair will be responsible for all papers coming there. Another person will not take the responsibility, even if the concerned person is on leave. If on long leave the Officer in charge will make necessary arrangements within the office.

    T.M.Sankaran
    Gold Member ISC

  • #614997
    In small organizations only all functions of one organization can be done or learn. But in bigger ones it is very difficult to learn or do as the possibility is less as well it is difficult to manage due to pressure of work. But as a general manager one should know every function of an organization, then only he can manage the day to day affairs well.


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