# Achieving More At Work

## Better Management Styles

From a strictly mathematical viewpoint, what makes 100%?
What does it mean to give MORE than 100%?
Ever wonder about those people who say they are giving more than 100%?

We have all been to meetings where someone wants you to give over 100%.
How does one achieve 103%? What makes up 103% in life?

If:
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
is represented as:
1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10-11-12-13-14-15-16-17-18-19-20-21-22-23-24-25-26

Then:
K N O W L E D G E
11+14+15+23+12+5+4+7+5 = 96%

and
H A R D W O R K
8+1+18+4+23+15+18+11 = 98%

From the attached spreadsheet, one can then conclude with mathematical certainty the following:
- Least effective present style: Leading (52%) is the least successful, while Coaching (60%), Managing (66%), and Helping (71%) won’t help improve your management style at all…
- Quasi effective present style: Delegating (84%), Training (92%), Knowledge (96%) & Hard Work (98%) will come close to what the boss expects…
- Voila! Attitude is the only present style that “breaks even” – where you can tell the boss that you’ve actually given 100% at work that day – two atta’boys will be waiting for you!
- But to really over-achieve, like what is expected of you on a daily basis, you have to be: Supportive (155% - i.e. supporting a shared work environment; free employee carpooling; 2-year maternity leave for Dads and Moms), Promoting (127% - as in, promoting ALL of your employees with big fat raises), Mentoring (115% - sorry gals, this is really supposed to be work percs for “Men”) & Encouraging (114% - encouraging everyone to retire at age 35 with full pension benefits).