There is always a thin line between:
- confidence and arrogance
- dressing smartly and overdressing
- pointing out the details and nitpicking
- loosely coupled business unit and the emergence of chaos in the company
- spending on comfort and spending on luxury
Different people will see you on the different side of this thin line for any of your actions. Judging people is highly subjective and depends primarily on the evaluator’s perception.
Whichever side of the line you are, you are better off there instead of moving to another side of the line just for people’s sake. Do what you feel like irrespective of what people might perceive which side of the line you are. Because, always, some people will feel you are wrong while others will feel you are right.
An organization should always seek feedback continuously, reassess its stance, and act judiciously. But don’t give too much importance to people’s perceptions. If you feel you are doing it right just carry on.
PS: This post was originally posted on hoodasaurabh.blogspot.com