Tricks to appear smart in meetings?! Humour here is actually revealing a bigger trend that I find concerning.
In my own life and circle of friends and acquaintances, I’ve noticed huge disenchantment with structured work environments particularly corporate environments and the way business is done or is expected to be done.
I’ve been pretty interested in unpacking what the actual reason for this significant backlash has been and I have noticed that people are exhausted. Beyond exhausted. And not necessarily from working hard or putting effort and energy into their projects but exhausted from the intangible things such as offices politics and unannounced expectations.
One has to question if the current expectations or existing structures will eventually squash all passion and success if change doesn’t happen.
In general there seems to be an air of questioning things in the world at the moment from food to currency to work to personal life. I wonder where this will lead us? Biggest risk is losing talented people in industries and sectors due to upholding processes or systems for the sake of tradition. Without engaged people and new ways of thinking we will stagnate.
I think it’s time to break the mould. There are only so many team spirit breakaways before people realize words are just words if there is no action.
It’s time to take the lead and make the change happen. In my opinion anyway.