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Learning how to deal, pt. 2 (Haters edition)

In Uncategorized on August 17, 2009 at 10:50 pm

Readers Advisory: While I’m writing this, I’m listening to Collie Budz “Blind to you haters”. Beware.

Lately I’ve been thinking alot about change and progression. What this means to me in relation to my professional work environment, as well as how I can balance these two to fit into my personal scope of the world. My coworker, Bobbi Newman, posted a manifesto today on her blog entitled “The Hazards of Leading Culture Change” (view it here) and it struck a huge chord with me.

I’m in a confusing place, because this article brought up some great points that had me thinking a lot about how others handle change and progression. My main thought process was this; Why the h**l do people automatically reject ideas or negate progression, without first asking questions or seeking to find an understanding? Ive learned that change is inevitable and so is progression. These are two things that never go away, no matter how much you try to wish it away or ignore it like its not there.

I get so angry sometimes when people try to butt heads, or throw monkey wrenches into others ideas without first seeking to understand their rational and than offering alternative solutions. I understand that not everyone is going to be on the same page ALL the time, but we have to be fair and understanding with other people enough to value their insights and offer constructive criticism, rather than responding with destructive actions. And by destructive, I do mean creating an environment that fosters conflict and impedes a persons willingness to act within the spirit of transparency.

Anywhoo, just my opinion. We live in a world of haters, can’t expect that to change overnight. *shrugs*

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