How Do I Deal With My $%*! Organization?

It is one of the questions I get most often… How do I deal with my crappy organization? I like my work but I don’t like what management is doing. How do I deal with it?

Well, that’s easy…

Option 1: Learn about change management. Most people are terrible at influencing other people and changing organizations. If you’re serious about it you can learn how to be a better change agent.

Option 2: Ignore the environment. If you don’t want to learn how to change organizations, then stop complaining about what’s bad. Accept that the organization is what it is, and enjoy the good parts of your work.

Option 3: Quit your job. The only reason there are bad organizations is that people don’t quit their jobs. Do the world a favor and find a better place to work. Help bad organizations out of their misery by not working for them.

It’s your choice.

(photo: blathlean)

(Jurgen Appelo is author of Management 3.0, a best-selling management book for Agile developers. It has a picture of a monster in it.)

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