Would you share your talent to others?

Philippines
May 31, 2010 9:08am CST
As we know, there are competitions in work. What if your boss tells you that you should teach others with your special skills or artistry which is not acquired or taught by the company. Would you share your knowledge to your co-workers even though you know that your job might be in danger. How would you tell your superiors that you don't want to share your talent?
14 responses
@_Honey_ (781)
• Philippines
5 Jun 10
Working for BPO companies for four years, I was exposed and accustomed to our culture that we should not keep the business the going and stronger every time. For a team is only as strong as its weakest link so you always make sure that anyone in your team can perform best with or without you. I like to teach. I like sharing my knowledge because if I see the person does his job well, I feel good about myself because it only shows that he's not only a fast learner, but I'm also a good teacher. There are times when I want some undisturbed time away from work. I go on vacation and as much as possible, I don't want anything related to work preoccupy my mind. I want everything in our team to still continue without me. For me, that's a very good contribution to the organization.
• Philippines
2 Jun 10
I, with all hands down would definitely share it. I find it one good reason to divert my attention to a more relaxing and romantic way, since I have a passion for singing.:) I would care less about the danger or threat it brings, as long as it doesn't affect my work and as well as my co-workers.
• Philippines
2 Jun 10
Hi there! I think there's nothing wrong with sharing your knowledge to your co-workers. Teaching them the basics will do and let them figure out the rest. It's alright to share your talents to help build better rapport and sense of teamwork with your colleagues but never spoon feed them. You should know when to stop or how much information you can give them and let them figure out the next steps on their own. I'm quite competitive but sometimes it also feels good to see another employee excelling with their job knowing that you were also responsible for his or her success.
@jeanieous (107)
• Philippines
1 Jun 10
To tell you honestly, I don't know. I mean, I don't want to be so rude or so selfish not to share what I have and what I know but of course I would rather think my self first and I will share the basics because everybody has his/her own responsibility of knowing or learning more. If he is not responsible enough to learn things on his own, then it would be hard for him to finish his jobs on time. But on a lighter note, because as God said, "share your talents to others because they are all came from me". I will share but a bit of them I mean, not all the knowledge I know because as I have said, it is his responsibility to know more and enhance his skills on a particular field.
@qamarep (4453)
• Pakistan
1 Jun 10
no i wont share my talent to others. because what if someone comes up wiht better performances than me and takes my image and job
1 Jun 10
i admit that sharing my talent is a bit awkward. maybe, what i'll do is just teach how to things their own way. i'll just teach the basics. it will be a good thing for them to discover themselves
@ada8may21 (2419)
• Philippines
1 Jun 10
Sharing talent to everyone especially to my co workers, I would like doing it. Even if my boss would not tell me to do it, I would not hesitate to share my talents to them. But I would not give it all or spoon feeding. I will keep something that is more priceless to myself. That's what I am gonna do. I guess my job would not be in danger because my boss knows that it was because of that is why he/she make it. The credits would still go to me.
@kirthy (387)
• India
1 Jun 10
i will share my talents, through that i will learn something dear friend.
• Philippines
1 Jun 10
If my boss tell me to share my skills, I will share it. But not all I will share. I have to protect the job assigned in me. If my co worker knows all about my work,who knows I will be replaced by him. If I will be promoted, I will teach them what I know in my job.
@CTHanum (8254)
• Malaysia
1 Jun 10
Why not?I will share my knowledge with others even if the superior won't asked me to do so.sharing is good in building a good strong relationship between your colleagues.it shows that you are an expert and good in doing your work that will make the superior think that you can teach to the others.you won't lose anything and it shows your strong commitment to your company. happy mylotting!:)
• India
1 Jun 10
dis is an very interesting discussion... well teaching or training ur juniors is not a bad thing unless ur in a profession having a lot of cut throat competition.. like movies, modelling arts etc. For my industry the only way juniors get to learn is thru their seniors help and guidance. Practical knowledge and experience is way better dan any book in the world.. if your job is in danger then i guess its obvious not to help the person who is competing for it.. you dont tell your superiors u dont wanna help the person dat will make it worse for you.. you must try to restrict you assistance to d point that the person needing it has to actually do some spade work to learn abt his job and not get everything set in a plate..
@MDG2211 (711)
• Argentina
1 Jun 10
If because not, one must be solidary and to help to the community, in the specific case of a work, it is supposed that if one shares his talent it is in benefit of the company and for ende the work would be realized better.
@GeoBro (13)
31 May 10
Hi there, I've just lost my job (the company has closed down) so this doesn't apply to me right now, but it does remind me of a story a late uncle of mine used to tell. My Uncle (I'll call him 'Bill' - not his real name) was a highly skilled and experienced machine-tool maker in England during the 1930's - 1960's and at one company where he worked, his boss used to get him to teach the new trainee's and apprentices 'the ropes'. My uncle taught several youngsters over time, but then one day it suddenly dawned on him that those he was teaching were going on to managemnet positions within the company, whilst he remained on the shop floor. Annoyed that it was HIS skill and ability that was helping others reach better paid jobs, he started to become forgetful as time went on and less able to impart his wisdom as he once had. I don't think anyone ever cottoned on, but its a fact that less managers from that day on had the all-round skills of their predecesors!
@juicekodai (1123)
• Philippines
31 May 10
i would be very happy to share my talents or skills.. its a compliment for me that they are adapting what i am doing.. specially if its for the benefit of the team... if my boss will ask me to share, i guess it wont endanger my job... :)