Thursday, September 8, 2011

Rebel at work

Children rebel against their parents, even later on in life. Some of us rebel against society or our church. Others of us rebel against our company and co-workers: Who are you to tell me what to do? Why do I need to listen to you, let alone work with you?

Being a rebel at work rings hollow. What are you fighting for (we know what you're fighting against)? Is the enemy the evil boss or the dominating manager or the overall structure of the company?

It, at first sounds romantic and virtuous to be a rebel. But we have to ask ourselves: Is it worth the dissonance and push-back for you and the co-workers? Is it solving something or perpetuating it?

Barry LaBov
LaBov & Beyond

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