How to Know You’re the Favorite, and Why It’s Dangerous

In an article for Business Insider, Jacquelyn Smith pinpoints some ways to know you are the boss’s favorite employee, and why that might not be so great for the business. A favorite employee will get “unique freedoms,” such as the ability to come and go at will or speak up without fear of repercussions. If you are clearly enjoying perks that your colleagues do not receive, they may or may not resent you for it, but it will probably hurt their morale at any rate. Turnover can increase when they look at your untouchable heightened status with dismay. In such a situation, if you want to be truly empathetic and keep the business’s best interests in mind, talk to your boss about ways to include the rest of the team in various important decisions. As counterintuitive as it may sound, try to get the boss to “unfavorite” you. You can view the full article here:

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