As we go about our business and the business of life we are expected to act. We behave as though our value to ourselves and others is based entirely on what we do or what we produce, rather than who we are.
Some people are constantly saying how busy they are and how there is no time for this-and-that. The paradox is, the less time you think you have the more we can benefit from making space for contemplation.
A new plague has silently swept across the English speaking world infecting office cultures, leaving employees vulnerable and unprepared for when things go wrong. Not everyone if affected, but where it strikes its effects are pernicious conformity that corrodes creativity and heightened suspicion of individuality.
The effects are easy to recognise. The main one is that it leads to an office culture where it is taboo to talk about what could go wrong.
The world of work is replete with good ideas that don’t er… work.
Innovation sounds great but beware of propaganda that perpetuates dodgy thinking, and check the facts. Otherwise you’ll find out how going with the herd tramples on genuine transformation.