The higher management in most places seems to have a pigheaded tendency to avoid hiring more resources at all costs. The company has been growing in the last few years and a lot more functionality has been added to the product. The team size should also gear up to scale. In my case, every time I approach them on the subject of hiring more resources they give me one of the following answers:
- We cannot add more resources right now because we are in a financial situation (while the company reports a consistent double digit growth in profits)
- The argument about improving existing resources so they scale up and become more efficient
- The philosophy about how we are "passionate, relentless, courageous people" who are so "committed to our customers" that we would "gladly go over the extra mile" to get our job done
- My own leadership capabilities start getting questioned - that I'm not "motivating them enough" or they would "stretch themselves for completing their work", or I need to find ways to increase efficiency, output. It's always something that I should be doing or the team should be doing besides hiring more resources.
Is there a way I can prove, on paper at least, that we need to have more resources?