“We Who Are New to the Workplace” Sister Dong talked about the successor criteria: not based on relatives or friends, but only on ability. The Iron Lady is really extraordinary! Previously, Dong Mingzhu said that she had not been in contact with her brother for 20 years, and she was no longer in the family tree. The cause was that the dealer sought the goods from his brother, but Dong Mingzhu didn’t agree, and received a letter from his brother.
Society is far more complicated than we think, and the workplace is not a simple black-and-white relationship. As the saying goes, “When the water is clear, there will be no fish, and when people are observing, there will be no disciples.” A small example of a great man: In the spring of 1951, Chairman Mao wrote two “Letters on Peng Yousheng’s Work Arrangement”. They are intriguing and can be described as examples of our correct and proper handling of interpersonal relations. Introduce the background: Peng Yousheng is a native of Hengdong, Hunan. During the Revolution of 1911, he served as deputy squad leader in the new army of the Hunan Uprising. At that time, Mao Zedong was a private soldier in his squad. It can be said that Peng Yousheng is Mao Zedong’s old “head boss”, fellow villager, and old friend. After the founding of the People’s Republic of China, Peng Yousheng had difficulties in his hometown, so he wrote the trust Mao Zedong to introduce and arrange work. After receiving this letter, Mao Zedong was very happy and attached great importance to it. He wrote two thousand-word letters to introduce him. Mao Zedong’s two letters were written about Peng Yousheng himself and the vice chairman of the Hunan Provincial Government. The main contents are: First, to persuade Peng Yousheng to work and live in the countryside with peace of mind, saying that you are classified as a poor peasant. If the masses agree, that would be very good. If you can live in the countryside, it is better to go to the countryside or live in the countryside temporarily, because you are afraid that it will be difficult to find a suitable job outside. Here, Mao Zedong did not talk about great principles, nor did he have any condescending support. It was entirely the Uyghur escort among his friends and he was sensible. Second, in a letter to the person in charge of the Hunan Provincial Government, Mao Zedong truthfully proved Peng Yousheng’s identity in the Revolution of 1911, and sincerely stated: “According to my past impression, Peng Yousheng is an honest person.” At the same time, Mao Zedong explained in a serious and responsible manner that he was not clear about Peng Yousheng’s later history and current situation. This is actually a “proof material”, written in a realistic, objective and fair manner. The proof between great men and ordinary people reflects Mao Zedong’s great and simple quality. Third, make specific recommendations to the Hunan Provincial Government based on policies, and ask them to investigate Peng Yousheng. If the history is innocent, they can “follow the example of the 1911 Revolutionary personnel” and give them care, such as giving some money for resettlement, such as introducing jobs. At the same time, Mao Zedong repeatedly stated that because he was not clear about Peng’s later history, it was “inconvenient to put forward a definite opinion” and that Hunan was requested to “determine it”. Here, Mao Zedong’s organizational concept can be seen. Fourth, Mao Zedong also provided convenience to Peng Yousheng, asking him to take his letter to Cheng Yuling, vice chairman of the Hunan Provincial Government. But the statement, “There may not necessarily be results.” From this trivial matter, we can see that Mao Zedong has both a high degree of principle and a strong human touch in handling interpersonal relations. It does not violate policies and principles, but also provides assistance in handling channels. It not only solves the difficulties of acquaintances, but also does not make him expect too much, let alone give him a guarantee. It not only puts forward suggestions to solve the problem, but does not impose on the subordinates. Here, principle, flexibility, policy, and the perfect organic combination are really a model for handling interpersonal relationships. In fact, the more we are at the top of the workplace, the more we discover that ability is the foundation and relationship is the guarantee. The two are like the two keys to success in life. It is undeniable that Chinese people especially talk about “relationships.” It can be said that “relationships” have penetrated into all dimensions of China’s economy, society, and politics. The concept of “blood is thicker than water” is deeply ingrained in China. Quite a few people seem to be innately circumventing the principle. On the basis of not violating the “principle”, they can always interpret the relationship to the fullest. All kinds of crony nets and interest nets are serving their own dishes. As a society, we are well aware that some things can be done, and some things can’t be done even if we find a relationship (such as violation of law and discipline, gray areas, etc.). In the workplace, you can stick to your own principles and be as flexible as possible without violating the policy. Only in the future can you become a “big man” that will be admired by others.