's advice on a strategy for improving one's lot.
- "You can ChangeYourOrganization or ChangeYourOrganization."
"You can ChangeYourOrganization
(change how the work is done at your current employer)
(find a new employer)
, be mindful of the teachings from SerenityPrayer
. Sometimes long periods of serenity are required, or even dictated. TimeForaParadigmShift
as suggested by ChangeYourOrganization
may arrive a bit later than your liking, and BrainsAsaCheapCommodity
could also affect your ability to exercise the JustLeave
Many people who repeat this quote focus on the quitting alternative. Don't discard the improvement alternative too quickly. Most people (including managers) know that their organizations need improvement. All it takes is someone with the ideas, energy, and organizational skills to do it. If there is some change you want to make, don't be afraid of trying. The worst that can happen is that somebody will say No
However never forget that often the barrier to change within an organization is UnconsciousIncompetence in managers with the power to say yes but the inclination to say no. Also consider that the organizations most resistant to change are those most in need of it. Constantly beating your head against these two factors can be the quickest route into BurnOut
is an account of someone trying to change their organization (without quitting).
There's a third interpretation, an alternative to the "my way or highway" thing; you can change your internal
organization, meaning the structure of the way you respond to stuff that's outside you, including your company. Maybe your organization (your company) is at least as good as you. Why not? It's just a bunch of people kind of like you.
I would suggest that there are already too many willing minions of orthodoxy.
is not practical for most members of this Wiki, because it is a CulturalChange
is talking about. Ask Ward about his successes with the collaborations concepts at Microsoft, for example. I reckon it takes another BillGates
type personality to change that company.
can be a CareerLimitingMove