Many of us have been in positions where we look at our boss and think, “I could do his job—probably better than he does.” But how much of that is based on real experience and qualifications, and how much is us aggrandizing our own abilities?
Surprisingly, in plenty of instances, you very well may be more competent than your boss. As Forbes reports:
Andy Teach, author of From Graduation to Corporation, and host of the YouTube channel FromGradToCorp… says less qualified people are put in higher positions for the wrong reasons all the time. “Sometimes it’s because they have seniority; they have more years of experience. Sometimes they have a great personal relationship with the big boss. Or perhaps they have a stronger work ethic than others or work longer hours,” he says. “A less qualified person may be put in a higher position for just one of these reasons but may lack in other areas which is why their employees may feel that this higher position is undeserved.”
So, what do you do when you find yourself working under a boss you’re technically more qualified than? Check out the full article, including helpful tips on how to handle the situation, here.
Have you ever felt that your boss rose the ranks unfairly? How did you deal with the situation?