An Important Balancing Point – Be Professional Always

An Important Balancing Point – Be Professional Always

I talk a lot about the Great Resignation and employees taking control over their own careers instead of just following along with what the company wants them to do. I stand by it, and like Mark, I am also thrilled that we are seeing a shift in the balance of power as employees start to recognize their value. But, he also raises an important post in the LinkedIn post.

As long as you are there and getting paid you owe them your best. Be professional, even if the company isn’t. Do your job even if you plan on quitting tomorrow. Commit your best efforts to the project even if you don’t agree with it.

What’s Your Definition of What a Job Should Be?

What’s Your Definition of What a Job Should Be?

That’s it. I know there are some who will tell you that they are passionate about their work, and they “never work a day in my life”. Good for them, but we have to start admitting that is a very small, select, group of people in a very small, select number of jobs. There are not billions of jobs out there like that for everyone to just go get. There are not even millions of them. Maybe I’m not going to change the world by doing just interesting work with people I don’t hate. That’s OK because I have the time to change the world in my own little way when I’m not working instead.

Quick Thought – What Does It Say That You Need To Shutdown Your Business for People to get a Break?

Quick Thought – What Does It Say That You Need To Shutdown Your Business for People to get a Break?

If the issue is that people are getting burned out because they are either not taking time off, are continuing to work during their time off to avoid being overwhelmed with work that piled up, or are actually being contacted by their team members during their time off, how about we figure out how to create a culture that allows people to disconnect during their time off, instead of literally just closing up shop for a week? 

Shared Links (weekly) July 11, 2021

Shared Links (weekly) July 11, 2021

Shared Links (weekly) May 23, 2021

Shared Links (weekly) May 23, 2021

Quick Thought – How Diverse Can Your Organization Be When You are Trying To Force Everyone to be Like You?

Quick Thought – How Diverse Can Your Organization Be When You are Trying To Force Everyone to be Like You?

So look, if you are craving being back in the office, and miss the small talk and gossip, great go on with yourself. But, also understand that there are a growing number of people who are perfectly happy not hearing the gossip and the small talk. (Personally, I have not missed fake small talk, gossip, and office politics for a second.) Others might want something in between. We’re all different. If you want to be an inclusive workplace, you’ll figure out how to accommodate everyone , with solid culture, good communication, and by valuing each of every one of your people, no matter where they get the work done.