Off the Grid
I took a few weeks to step back and think about the past few years of blogging, writing and participating in business community discussions on KM, Cloud, SOA, Technology and the subject of people. My last blog post provided an unreal feedback loop that literally had me responding to people for weeks. In fact, I am still responding to messages from that post.
I pulled back from writing because I want to make a positive difference in the world and not just mechanically write something. I have a passion for work in the area of Knowledge Management because it really covers so many channels. The concern that I have is that organizations don’t really care about people as much as we would like to believe they do. That being said, I think we need to have honest and open discussions of what this means and further what the implications are for business.
My post about resumes was powerful to people because whether they are working in a company or looking for a job they feel trivialized. They feel that companies do not respect them and that they are alone. What I find most interesting is that people inside companies doing their jobs to the best of their abilities feel the same way.
This is a common conversation that I have over and again with people who reach out to me. We need to focus on our humanity and our relationships relative to life at work as well as at home. Companies need to realized that everything begins and ends with people, not “the help.”
I am not going to write as much as I did before moving forward because I want to write when I feel that I should not when I scheduled myself to. If there is a topic that someone wants me to think about and write about, I will do that.. otherwise… stay tuned but expect less!