I’m a baby in the work force. I know this and I’ve accepted it. However, there is something that continues to bug me:
Just because I’ve only been working a “real” job since 2006 doesn’t mean I don’t have value to add to the conversation.
I can only justify this kind of behavior with one thought: FEAR.
Yes, I am awesome, intelligent and bring great ideas to the table. It is what it is – I am a fire cracker. And guess what organizations? You stifle the folks coming into your organizations with ideas on how to make things better and bring you to the next level and THEY WILL LEAVE.
Just because the economy isn’t what it once was, it does not mean that there aren’t jobs out there for people who want to leave. I watch it happen all the time. Your associates want to feel like they bring value to the organization. Their engagement is important as I have ranted about before.
Organizations do not grow by doing things the same.
Change is inevitable.
Accept it or not, it is going to happen anyway.
I remember sitting in a meeting around the culture and inclusion work I do in my current role and an executive said very matter-of-factly, “Those who do not embrace the change happening will not fit in the organization five years from now.” And to that I say, “BAM.” And to all the folks who have been in their organizations for 20 plus years? We aren’t wiping you out, dudes. You’ve created the foundation we are working on to help make us better.
Quit making me feel like a stiflin’ fool or I’m going to kick you in the shins. I’m feisty, I’ll bring back-up. Fine, I really won’t kick anyone but I’m done playing nice.
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