It can be said that every morning is good as long as you are not dead. However, my idea of a good morning is a morning on which I don’t have to go to office. Since this gives me six days of bad mornings every week, I try to make my mornings ok by avoiding my boss as long as possible.
Usually this trick works but sometimes I am unable to silently slip into my cubicle. One day my boss called me and said, ”Abhishek, I really appreciate your work. You come to office and straightway start working. You don’t chat with your colleagues nor you come to me and say Good morning.
Let me give you a tip that will help you a lot. When we conduct appraisals we don’t only measure how good your work was. Becoming a manager requires good soft skills. A manager is like a teacher helping his pupils, clearing their doubts, offering them advice and assigning them internal grades that are supposed to be based on performance.
The teacher may be a genius but he won’t be a good teacher as long as he doesn’t connect with his students, creates a bond with them. So can I expect you to wish me Good morning tomorrow?”
I was stunned by the frankness of my boss and decided to respond to his frankness by my frankness.
I replied,” Dear Sir, thanks a lot for explaining me the importance of soft skills. Actually, it is just that I believe honesty is the best policy and I do not want to lie to you.”
To sum up
Considering speech is silver and silence is golden, the best communication strategy is to keep your mouth shut.