- Paperback: 180 pages
- Publisher: A K Books (2015)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 9350674823
- ISBN-13: 978-9350674826
- Product Dimensions: 22.9 x 15.2 x 1.5 cm
- Average Customer Review: 21 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #66,454 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
21 Office Situations - And How To Deal With Them (First Edition) Paperback – 2015
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(Click on back cover above) We all know how to do our jobs. And yet, each day brings with it a fresh set of challenges. We put in long and hard hours - to address them and to master them. But are these one-of-a-kind situations really different? A detached look will reveal - while the specifics of a situation will change from one to the next, at their core they all raise the same set of demands on us. How to escalate an issue? What to do when 'A' says 'B' will do, 'B' says 'A' should do? How to deal with a VP who does not respond? How to strengthen Due Diligence? How to get a 5 (Excellent) in Appraisal? - How do you respond to these innate challenges? Could there be another, better way of handling these situations? For the first time, comes a book that attempts to address these and many such on-the-ground situations faced by managers and officers. Anil Karamchandani, an experienced manager, uses his 15+ years of experience, to show - some with anecdotes, some with examples - how to master these situations. The book has 21 articles, none of which should take you more than 10 minutes to read and implement. As an aside, they will help to ease the pressure off any boss, while sharpening the execution skills within a team.
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A chapter that stood out for me â" Chapter 19 - How to get a 5 (excellent) in Appraisal?
The way one should manage their appraisal has been so smartly advised. In my work life I have seen people fail to mention about so many achievements that they would have worked during the year - and that costs them their appraisal rating. However if the advise of a monthly achievements email (to boss) as mentioned in the book (and shown with a sample email) is followed it will surely make a big difference !
Oh, how I wish to be back in a job soon (on sabbatical now) so that I too can use some of the tips given ....specially the one above on appraisal !!!
I especially liked the chapter "How to strengthen Due Diligence".
It gives a practical and yet very scalable method to strengthen due diligence.
I work in Operations, so could identify with the author as he shared his experience
of how he struggled with due diligence as his team grew bigger.
The 9 Do's and Don'ts of due diligence are terrific !
Advice given in some chapters like ‘Why a VP won’t revert to your email?’ or ‘How to escalate?’ is pure common sense – simple and easy to implement - which is often found lacking in some corporate set-ups today. On the other hand, the tips given for better due diligence call for more sustained effort and change in working styles.
Sections on being a good boss, email communication and preparing for appraisals are covered in superb detail. I felt that the topic on being an introvert should have been covered more elaborately, given that one’s PR skills are very crucial in the competitive scenario today.
All in all, it is a ‘must-read and imbibe’ book for everyone who wants to create a better work environment for themselves and their teams…
Anil, Thank You for writing this book !!
I must tell you that your valuable advice i.e. 'reduce your Boss' role to a simple 'Yes' or 'No', is giving me great results.
The examples have helped me implement: How to convert a 15-minute issue, into a 1-minute decision-task for the boss.
Thank you so much for this!!
Another chapter that I liked (being a Manager, managing teams) - was Chapter 11 - How to use your Authority to reduce the Discussion ?
Surprising I had not heard of this book before - and came across through search. Needs to be marketed better.
As I was reading this book I realized that it's all common sense. It's a great book. The way situation describes is just awesome. This book is totally different from the other books. You can really get more and more interest while getting into reading.
A very good book, give short and good counseling, All methods are practical and easy to understand; and make the difference. Obviously this only work when you put your part in it.
Very well written and thought provoking.
I like almost all the Chapters but below are my favorite topics:
1. Being A Good Boss.
2. How To Get A 5 In Appraisal?
3. Ho to Reduce Meetings & Conference Calls?
I would suggest all the office executive / managers to go through it once; book worth being on your bookshelf.
If one follows it, success is bound to come.
A Happy Manager
The author with 3 beautiful examples shows the steps to follow if we are to have less meetings & conference calls.
As per the author, most issues involve a series of steps:
Information gathering > Analysis (by originator) > Sharing > Analysis (by receiver) > Discussion (to decide the course of action).
People will try to drag you into the last stage (Discussion) as that is usually the most convenient. Decline, if you think the preceding steps are not done. And author gives a good example of how to redirect the requestor to the first step in such cases.
At times, being in particular situation we can not see things clearly. The book... surely helps in dealing effectively and getting positive outcome out of situation..
And creating win-win effect!!
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Well done Mr.Anil Karamchandani !
Looking forward for more....