Friday, March 30, 2007
Have you ever had a really good job?
One which you believe 'makes a difference'?
One where you don't mind getting up in the mornings, even on a Monday?
One where you work alongside committed, professional colleagues with a shared sense of humour?
One where teamwork is the norm and everyone pulls together?
One where your boss is on your side and always fights your corner?
One where your impact on the wider community is seen as more important than shareholder dividends?
One with reasonable pay and a decent work-life balance?
One which you've become highly experienced in and are bloody good at?
One which has survived years of corporate restructuring relatively unscathed?
One which you've been doing for so long that you take it completely for granted?
Have you ever had the sudden dawning realisation that things are about to change?
That the status quo is about to come to an end?
That plans are afoot, somewhere in the higher echelons?
That existing structures are going to be irrevocably changed?
That roles and responsibilities are going to be reallocated and realigned?
That the highly effective team in which you've worked for years is to be split up?
That every proposed 'efficiency' is likely to make your own day-to-day work far less efficient?
That the more people tell you this change is for the better, the less you believe them?
That this restructuring may take several months, but it's all downhill from here?
That things will probably never be quite this good again?
That you don't know what you've got til it's gone?
Have you ever?
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