Monday, August 20, 2012

Bill Campbell's advice - "Don't continue to suffer in a poor organization"

This is where you want to be
“Let me break it down for you. In good organizations, people can focus on their work and have confidence that if they get their work done, good things will happen for both the company and them personally. It is a true pleasure to work in an organization such as this. Every person can wake up knowing that the work they do will be efficient, effective and make a difference both for the organization and themselves. These things make their jobs both motivating and fulfilling."

Avoid this at all costs
“In a poor organization, on the other hand, people spend much of their time fighting organizational boundaries, infighting and broken processes. They are not even clear on what their jobs are, so there is no way to know if they are getting the job done or not. In the miracle case that they work ridiculous hours and get the job done, they have no idea what it means for the company or their careers. To make it all much worse and rub salt in the wound, when they finally work up the courage to tell management how fucked up their situation is, management denies there is a problem, then defends the status quo, then ignores the problem.” 

Bill Campbell
CEO Intuit

More over at Ben's blog HERE.  Hat tip to Liz Wiseman who retweeted from HERE.


My kids' Mom said...

Mike, in the second part you are describing the organization I just left because I was bullied by my boss. This is so right on. I might "borrow" this post for my blog if it is OK.

Thank you again for a great inspiering blog. It is a true pleasure to read.

Kind regards from Sweden
Anneli Kershaw

My kids' Mom said...

Mike, the second part describes the organization I just left. "The sinking boat" where I also was bullied by the boss and where the CEO now try to scilence me about the bullying. The top part describes my workplace at my other job. I might borrow this post for my own blog if it is OK?

Again, thank you for a great and ever so inspiering blog.

Swedish bullies are not used to going up against American Navy Wives, I can tell. They are in for a brand new experience, indeed.

Kind regards,

Anneli Kershaw