"You don't have to be crazy to work here.
We'll train you."
Isn't that the truth too often.
Work can frequently be like "Crazy World!"
This is a place where there is a convergence of dysfunctional organizational culture, poor leadership, a lack of solid processes and sound planning, and plenty of wacky naysayers and obstructionists who together can bring the workplace to a virtual standstill or even a bitter downfall.
Yeah, we will train you to do what?
- Follow some dusty and archaic, nonsensical policies that haven't been updated in 20 years.
- Force you into a mold of robotic groupthinkers who have abandoned any notion of exploration, discovery, innovation, and constructive change.
- Do the minimum to get their paychecks, while staying off the grid and out of trouble, rather than satisfy in serving the mission and delighting their customers.
This is perhaps why leaders frequently tout their credentials in transforming organizations, yet we still see endless legacies mired in status quo and a lack of any real results and progress.
Lots of people talk the talk, but very few walk the walk, and that's because we've trained them so well to work here. ;-)
(Source Photo: Andy Blumenthal)