RE: gaining control of a dysfunctional environment?

Subject: RE: gaining control of a dysfunctional environment?
From: "H Arnold" <harnold103 -at- hotmail -dot- com>
To: jmalin -at- tuvox -dot- com, techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Thu, 15 Jun 2006 15:33:53 -0500

--this is based on work at a few, very different, corporate non-profits --

Your situation sounds interesting in part because the organizational apparatus and the work that needs to be done, and done right, are not on the same track. This "broken" environment offers the opportunity to learn about the organizational framework, sort of like one might study an organism, and seeing what interests and future strategic plans underlie the apparatus as it is. Then when you have that information, and people at some companies are only too happy to share their visions of the future for the company, as well as dropping some of the underlying roadmaps into the discussion, when you know these things and the various cross purposes people are organized into, then it might be possible to interface at the current job and achieve some meaningful change, and accomplish the work you were hired to do. This is all based in nostalgia of having worked for good companies. Based on your description, it sounds like it might be a possibility. On the other hand, if you don't think you can effect change, sounds like there's no reason to stay, and there would be better jobs out there.




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