Career Tip: Never Leave Something for Someone Else to Figure Out

November 2, 2013

~by Haley Lynn Gray~

 

Career Tip: Never Leave Something for Someone Else to Figure Out

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One huge mistake I’ve seen frequently from employees is that they will do a task, and throw it over the wall, assuming that there is someone else standing on the other side, ready to catch. Furthermore, they simply assume that the person on the other side will be able to figure out what they need to do, with random bits of information. This is a really bad idea.

Never, ever leave something for someone else to figure out. Don’t assume.

I can’t count the number of times that I’ve seen tasks simply thrown over to the next person, without making sure to lay out all of the pieces that they’ve completed, and what has yet to be done. Communication in between groups working together is key, and is so difficult to get to work properly. But, get it out of your head, that simply because the other party is bright, that they’ll just figure it out. They won’t, and it will just piss them off. “Someone Else” won’t just figure it out. Or if they do, they’ll be gunning for you.
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