I never experienced this situation that my senior was less qualified, however, once it happened to me that I happened to work under a senior manager who was absent-minded. I liked to do the night shift. Once the office telephone went out of order, I noted down it I night report and in the morning when the shift was changed I went back to my room. When I came back the next day on duty a show-cause notice was waiting for me. I was surprised to see the reason, and the reason was that I did not inform management about the phone being out of order. My another manager who had a rivalry with the senior manager (who gave me show-cause notice) advised me to send C C to head office, I replied to his notice and sent CC to head office and the next day, the senior manager was asked to report to head office and he was literally rebuked by the chairman. After this incident, the senior manager left the job.
" Be Good and Do Good "
One strategy is to find out some official weaknesses and extend the opportunities to capture the full picture of such weaknesses. For example, some bosses have a habit of making their subordinates note down every small thing that needs to be done. The subordinate should be there, with a small notepad, and never ever show any emotion. It is quite natural to reserve the choicest of abuses for the boss and everything should be within one's mind!! The individual should mask every emotion and smile till the orders are received. No attempt should ever be made to establish any personal rapport with such bosses at any point in time. The message should be "I-will-faithfully-doo-what-you-want-me-to-do" and still maintain good rapport with other peers and subordinates. No attempt should be made to never ever discuss everything nasty about such bosses. Instead, one's work will and should speak for itself. In this fahion, it is quite possible to get the best under any given situation.
These days in many offices they don't promote people by their qualification but on the basis of their work so in many places even the people who are not having any degree/diploma also become hods. But that's okay because they are more skilled and have better knowledge of work than others.
Even though he/she may be less qualified then too she/he knows who works and who doesn't . So it's our work which will make our identity in the eyes of the boss.
" The two most important days in your life are the day when you are born and the day you find out why? "
– Mark Twain
Thoughts exchanged is knowledge gained.
K Mohan @ Moga
'Idhuvum Kadandhu Pogum "
Even this challenging situation would ease