Thursday, February 23, 2006

Just business

"It's not personal...It's strictly business"
Sometimes it's necessary to make decisions for the direction of an entity that requires changes in personnel. It's nothing against them personally. If the leadership of the entity is going in a direction that doesn't match the person's talents and gifts it would be cruel and unfair to make them stay. The best thing is to set them free to pursue a path that matches their gifts.

People on both sides of these situations sometimes try to make it a personnel thing. I've been in both places before: having to make the direction decision and having been the recipient of that decision. The person who has been set free should move beyond the decision. When they take it personally they hurt themselves and poison their soul with bitterness and brooding. This causes them to miss opportunities and allows their joy and hope to be stolen away. The ones making the decision, likewise, need to keep things on a high level and not bring up circumstances that don't have anything to do with the decision. This causes fear and distrust from the ones staying with the organization and creates fertile ground for rumors & innuendo and limits ones ability to perform at a high level.

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Anonymous Allison said...

'Bout time you got a weblog! Sorry...off the subject.

8:44 PM, February 23, 2006  
Blogger Beast1624 said...

Thanks! Just been taking it slow.

8:20 PM, February 25, 2006  
Blogger Cory said...

Good post. A company is not a person, it is a machine made up of lots of different parts. Parts that are replaced all the time for various reasons. Could be that the person who fired you (or whoever) may not be around in a year, or could be back in your life in a different capacity. It's interesting how life really works when we take the time to think a situation through.

7:32 PM, March 23, 2006  

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