Thursday, May 25, 2006
Who Ain't Your Daddy?
A thoughtful piece in a local Ohio paper reminds us that our team (or our company) is not our family, and our coach (or our boss) is not our daddy. The corporate equivalent of "love" is based solely on performance and economic demand, and is never unconditional. Unfortunately, that is the case in many real families as well, but who wants to idealize the dysfunctional? Most of us have sentimentalized our bosses and our co-workers at some point in our lives, only to be shown the door with consummate coldness when times change. Only wariness and detachment - not "love" - will keep us sane in the hinterlands of corporate insincerity.
"Your team or boss isn't your family" from the Akron Beacon Journal