The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life. Attitude, to me, is more important than facts. It is more important than the past, the education, the money, than circumstances, than failure, than successes, than what other people think or say or do. It is more important than appearance, giftedness or skill. It will make or break a company… a church… a home. The remarkable thing is we have a choice everyday regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day. We cannot change our past… we cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude. I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it. And so it is with you… we are in charge of our Attitudes.(Charles R. Swindoll)
Each organization or company has its own unique corporate culture, like individuals. There are companies who demand that employees must always be on time (who would?), while others expect theirs to put extra time at work. Each has a unique way of doing things and sometimes has different set of criteria for a job well done.Consider also the different or unique “unwritten rules” that seem to pervade in an organization. Moreover, the specific character or nature of an organization usually emanates from the kind of leadership or management the bosses or business owners exercise.
Hence, you should understand these phenomena and adjust on how your workplace operates. This does not necessarily mean that you compromise all your values and simply conform to how the things are? The key is being able to ‘fit-in.’ Learn the rudiments, and try finding your place.
There is no perfect organization. Whether it has the stiffness character of IBM or the free-spirit atmosphere of Microsoft, an organization is not perfect, but may be ideal. Here is a myth dispeller, in case you think or claim that your organization is ‘perfect,’ here is the bad news –it is not. Why? Because, you are in it! ^^, So, if you are the type who hops from one company to the next in search of a perfect workplace –there is none my friend. Where you are right now may probably the best workplace there is, if you only have the right attitudes.
What are these ‘positive attitudes’? Let us discuss them on my next post. Mean time, your reactions are most welcome. Have your say please.
Attitudes are contagious. Are yours worth catching? (Dennis and Wendy Mannering)