Every company in the entire world is made up of the same thing…[Read article]
The status quo forms when people get comfortable. Comfortable with their jobs. Comfortable with their salary. Comfortable with their role. Comfortable with their commute. Comfortable making mortgage repayments. Comfortable being on auto pilot.
It’s not that they don’t want change
They might do. There might be a few things about the job or the company that they don’t particularly like. They might not enjoy the long sign-off process. They might not be crazy about busy conference calls. They might not particularly care for the latest product release or not be a hardcore fan of the companies culture.[Read article]
People don’t take on board the things that people close to them tell them (I think that makes sense?). Even if the people close to them are experts, people still put up this mental barrier that prevents them from absorbing information or making decisions based on what they’re told.
For example;[Read article]
Because changing business processes means changing habits and culture. It means changing job roles and routines. It means that, if you’re on auto pilot, getting through the day with minimal effort, mental or physical, then you’ll now have to earn your wage. You’ll now have to start making an effort, turning up ready to work and with bags of energy. You’ll have to start caring.
I can’t stand the word ‘experience’. I hate how much attention it’s given and how valued it seems to be amongst recruiters. It’s a word overused by industrialists, old skool managers and bog standard HR departments that don’t want to recruit anyone they haven’t recruited before. They want another compliant cog in the engine. Another well oiled link in the chain. Those that ask for ‘experience’ aren’t asking for free thinkers, new ideas and creativity. They don’t want to be challenged, to take a chance or introduce change. They want a guarantee, a safe bet and to be obeyed. By judging experience in terms of years, we’re placing far too much importance on people’s past and are setting up to overlook potential.[Read article]
This is something I hear a lot of and it frustrates me as much as this pane of glass does that lion. People tend to sigh and mutter “it wasn’t meant to be” whenever something fails or goes wrong or just doesn’t turn out the way they’d hoped or expected. For trivial things like missing the bus, losing a game of cards or hoovering up your phone charger, then “it wasn’t meant to be” can easily be roughly translated to “never mind” or, a favourite of mine, “fuck it”. And that’s fine. But for more worthwhile or important matters; you didn’t win that pitch, or hit your sales targets, or you missed out on your bonus, or you didn’t get that job, or you shit yourself in public, then brushing it off, shrugging your shoulders and muttering “it wasn’t meant to be” is an admission of denial.[Read article]