A friend of mine, a brilliant programmer, a published fiction writer, and a successful solo entrepreneur, who had never worked in corporate America in his 20 year carreer, took his first salaried job 6 weeks ago.
Earlier this week, he called me for carreer advise – telling me that he felt like he had landed in Dilbert cartoon. “People don’t “do” things, they sit around for weeks talking “about” what to do”, he said, “and they use all these made-up words that do not even exist in the English Language, I am going crazy!”
My advise was to get out, which he did an hour later.
Why is it that live at work is so different from anything else around us? People behave differently than they do in their social networks. Is it due to human nature or organizational nature?
Hopefully changes are underway in that area…