"Yes, it's transactional. I make a paycheck," Bingham says the
pharmaceutical employees were saying. "Yes it is relational. I get great
support from the organization and get to hang out with like-minded people who
are intelligent and exciting and interesting."I have never found
like-minded people intelligent, exciting, and interesting. I like people who
have different viewpoints but are passionate about their beliefs. Diverse
people are exciting, not homogenous folk. When you hang out with likeminded
people you tend to live in a smaller bubble and seek validation and conformity
rather than learning to be open to new ideas or viewpoints. I think many people
fear that their stolid beliefs might somehow get challenged, but that is what
your best innovators are like though. You can't innovate well when
surrounded by the same old crowd with the same old way of thinking. I could go
on, but this professor has not convinced me of his philosophy.
I bought in completely to my current employer but have been rebuffed multiple
times in my attempts to climb. I'm becoming less interested in sticking
around now since I view myself as not wanted. This survey seems shortsighted
and limited, hardly newsworthy.
Telemarketer and scam artist depend on this strategy to entrap minds into narrow
thought with limited futures. If this is news to BYU and the news media then
they too have been living in this bubble and its a boring way of life. I think
some college students did a class project not knowing that this kind of rule of
law was so prevalent in the Utah workforce. The DN has picked up on it to argue
free will and free choice and individual rights are evil attributes to support
government oversight as a governments right.Using this same study it
should have revealed that a company or business that has its workers focused on
one goal as duty to its provider of pay, can be rewarded for their by
meaningless plaques with meaningless achievements. A company that does not
produce or manufacturer a product has no future and is why they die off quickly.
Its a shame the minds get wasted on conformity and mundane company conrol jobs.
Government is the only business that does not have to manufacturer a
product or idea or promise for anything to be profitable.
Be wary of the worker who buys in lock, stock, and barrel to a corporate mission
statement. Most corporations operate on a set of values that are inimical to the
well-being of their employees. Those who buy in the most often do the most harm
to others and, ironically, to themselves. If being a human resource is your idea
of fun, go for it. Commodities of the world, unite.
One thing to note, I learned this the hard way 14 years ago, but the employee
should ALWAYS watch out for #1. Businesses will be loyal to the employee as
long as it makes business sense. Once that is gone the employee will too.
@ Kings CourtLike you, I find many people with different viewpoints
to be intelligent and interesting, but also allow myself to enjoy the
intelligence of people who share some of my opinions. I've
read a number of your comments and believe we share a similar world view. I
hope you won't hold it against me that I find you intelligent and
interesting.Thankfully, there are plenty of folks around us who
don't seem to share those beliefs so we shouldn't be in too much
danger of being swallowed up by homogeny.