Eleanor From The Hit NBC Show ‘The Good Place’ Can Teach You a Thing or Two About Managing Other People
It seems like ‘The Good Place’ really does deserve the acclaim it’s getting. Aside from being a highly entertaining comedy show, this award-winning series is also filled with tons of life lessons a variety of people can take inspiration from.
Avid fans of the show will remember how Eleanor (played by ‘When In Rome’ actress Kristen Bell) got a promotion as the neighborhood’s architect last season. But while she was apparently the best choice to fill the position, the on-the-spot promotion wasn’t really something she’s asked for.
As expected, things started eventually going well for Eleanor, until they weren’t anymore. Suddenly, people were getting frustrated over her leadership despite their initial support for her. This kind of situation is probably something that most real-life managers can relate to.
These are some of the things new managers can learn from Eleanor’s experience on the job and how she dealt with the challenges she faced.
Difficulties Come With the Job
First-time managers may feel overwhelmed by having a new set of responsibilities with greater consequences. But keep in mind that these come at a good trade off as managers often enjoy higher paychecks.
Being responsible for more projects and employees, one’s natural talents may not be enough anymore to get one through the bumpy road ahead at work. That doesn’t mean that one should just give up though, part of being a good and effective manager is learning new skills that may come in handy along the way.
The Importance of a Mentor
In ‘The Good Place’, one could notice how Eleanor chose to vent to Michael (Ted Danson), instead of Tahani (Jameela Jamil), who was her former colleague. This ends up being a very wise decision on Eleanor’s part as Michael has the skills and experience to mentor her that Tahani just don’t have. As can be remembered, it was Michael who once held Eleanor’s current job.
Similarly, new managers shouldn’t be afraid of approaching their boss and be honest with them regarding their struggles. Good bosses would be supportive and help through challenges as it would benefit the workplace in the long run. What more, there’s probably a good reason why a boss chooses certain people to promote.
Things Get Harder
Unlike in Eleanor’s case, managers working in the real world can quit if their jobs are getting to be too much to handle for them. And that’s nothing to be ashamed of. Just remember that, if one does end up staying in their position, things are only bound to get harder. Don’t be afraid though, one can grow tougher as the challenges they face grow tougher as well.
More in Business Lounge
You’ll Definitely Learn a Lot From This Writer’s Story About The Best Piece of Debt Advice They Just Didn’t Take
One of the most common financial struggles that people face is having and managing various kinds of debts. And with the...February 13, 2020
Style Billionaires: These Are The Wealthiest People Behind The Biggest Names in Fashion Today
The fashion industry is one of the largest segments of the world’s economy. In fact, sources estimate that it is currently...February 12, 2020
Can Going on a Cruise Alone Be Actually Fun? Yes, But You Need to Follow These Tips First
Cruises have a reputation for being a travel arrangement meant for couples. There’s even a song saying how ‘cruising is made...February 12, 2020
Millionaires Tend to Be Happier in Life Because of This Simple Thing That Has Nothing to Do With Money
It’s no secret that millionaires live a charmed life. With almost unlimited resources at their fingertips, they’re able to get everything they...February 11, 2020
Here’s Your Inside Look At an Extravagant $48 Million Florida Estate That Looks Worth Every Penny of Its Eye-Popping Price Tag
There are mansions. Then there are megamansions. And this new Italianate-style estate in the city of Coral Gables, Florida certainly counts...February 11, 2020
Get to Know The Inspiring Couple Behind America’s Favorite Chinese Fast Food Restaurant
It’s no secret that Americans love eating Chinese food. No wonder a lot of restaurants serving delicious Asian cuisine have found...February 11, 2020
Get In Here All Single Ladies! This Japanese Billionaire Is Looking For Someone To Take On An Out Of This World Trip
Space travel isn’t an entirely new concept today. However, the chance of experiencing this amazing activity is still limited to a...February 11, 2020
These Are The Design Secrets Behind Creating a Home Office That’ll Actually Help You Get Things Done
Working from the comfort of one’s home is an opportunity that not everybody has. But although many people dream of having...February 11, 2020
Prince Harry & Meghan Markle Just Made a Shocking Decision That Shook Up The Royal Family–Here’s Everything You Need to Know About It
Since they got together as a couple, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have been known for their not-so-traditional ways. But...February 11, 2020