It’s good to be right, but not always. “I told you so” isn’t always a great career move.
A guy I know predicts his department reorganization is going to fail. He’s pretty sure he knows what’s wrong and what should be done. He’s not saying anything about it to his managers, though, because he wants to wait for the failure to happen, first. Then he’s going to propose a solution.
This is a friend of mine, so if that sounds critical, I’m not writing it correctly. I think he’s right.
He’s the same guy I posted about in April who was told he took “too much ownership” in his job. That was a complaint, surprisingly, not praise. So I have to be sympathetic when he wants more than just “I told you so.” He wants the manager position, not just being right. And he recognizes that his chances are better if things fall apart first, without him having predicted that. Let the problems run their course.
How are you doing in your company? Do you have team members waiting, perhaps even hoping, for things to fail?