If Your Boss Knows How To Do Your Work, You Will Be Happier

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Once I heard a story of two department managers who had ongoing issues with each other’s work, which got out of hand to a point that a senior manager had to intervene. 

This senior manager’s solution to resolve this conflict was simple: temporarily reassign both managers’ departments to each other, so they end up doing each other’s work. As such, if any one of these managers wanted to do something different in each other’s department they could do it, no strings attached. 

This experience was eye-opening, as the managers understood why things couldn’t be done exactly as they wanted in these respective departments, becoming more sympathetic to each other’s work. In the long run, this solution led to these department heads becoming very close colleagues and their departments working together in the most efficient way in the whole company. 

The lesson here is simple: if you have a conflict with someone else’s work, temporarily try to do their work, or at least try to learn what it takes to do their work, instead of just criticizing it. Often, you will find that there is more to their work than what meets the eye. 

Research supports that if your boss knows how to do your work, you will have much more smooth sailing with your work (providing that the issue wasn’t with you in the first place).  

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Roman Russo: Author of Optimal Happiness

Roman Russo wasn't always happy and struggled with his own negative emotions, anxieties, and depression, until one day he pledged to resolve this part of life, whatever it took. The journey took 6 years, but it was worth it. Today, Roman considers himself to be one of the happiest people alive, part of the 1% of the happiest elite, and he now teaches others a working and universal happiness formula to reach a similar goal. He offers his best advice on Optimal Happiness social media, newsletter, blog, and books, and teaches a complete and unconditional happiness formula in his online courses.

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“The problem is that of optimization,” states Roman Russo, author of Optimal Happiness: The Fastest & Surest Way To Reach Your Happiest Potential. There is plenty of advice on how to be happier or less sad, but no one is speaking about how to become the happiest we can be. And this is the difference that makes all the difference. By not looking at our maximum potential for happiness, we fall short of achieving it. After all, we all have hundreds of ideas on how to be happier or less sad, but most people still feel like they are not living their best lives. As such, Optimal Happiness explores the question of how to be the happiest we can be, regardless of who we are, where we are from, and what our life circumstances are. It proposes a complete and unconditional formula for happiness and explains how you too can become happy today and forever, inviting you to join the 1% happiness elite and become one of the happiest people alive.

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