Archive for the 'Work' Category

Job pro & con

Saturday, May 16th, 2009

To clarify -

Exceptional coworkers
Quality product
Very good commute/location
Mastery of the current job
No life/death responsibility
Relative job security

Culture of narcing
No responsibility or autonomy
No opportunity for promotion
Lack of discipline/direction by management
Micromanagement causing inefficiency
Lack of professionalism and structure
Years behind in technology

Make room for new work

Friday, May 15th, 2009

Part of finding a new job is disengaging from the current one…..

“The other wrinkle in the playing out is tremendous flux and turmoil in some organizations as the group consciousness grapples with what the entity wants to be. In a number of instances I have been observing key members try and try to steer a floundering organization into a direction they consider reasonable and right. After pushing against the tide – or engaging in the drama – they are hitting a limit, simply unhooking their attachment to the organization and letting the flux work itself out. This can take the form of walking out, taking a leave of absence or continuing to participate on a reduced, personally satisfying scale. If you’re embroiled in organizational politics, consider these approaches as options for liberating the energy you are tying up. Is the group in alignment with who you are now? What action is in alignment with you?” - Kathy Biehl, Fortuna Works

Clear the Energy - Office

Sunday, March 15th, 2009

We are trying a Bach flower spritz of crabapple (cleansing) and walnut (protection)

Work stress

Friday, March 13th, 2009

One of the goals of this blog is useful meditation, tools we can use as we go about our day. I am going to write periodically about survival in my work place, methods to maintain my space and energy.

This particular work place is high stress - not because of the work itself (it’s not life and death, although management acts like it is), but the drama created by management. They like the energy of long days, projects with constantly-changing deadlines, fostering competition and distrust among their employees, vague company-wide accusations, and insane micromanagement.

This is not to say that this is the worst job, only that this is a work place with bad personal energy, offering us an opportunity to put into practice some of the methods we’re exploring. Also, a chance to visualize and find something healthier.