Tangled Up In Blue

Sometimes there are too many words and sometimes there are not enough.

There are a lot of things changing at MPOW. I think most are for the best, for individuals and for the organization. Some are unexpected and some come as no surprise. I am optimistic that good things are coming. It is my way to think good thoughts.

What is not my way is the silence. The lack of auditory planning. For some people, planning out loud is disruptive, frightening, because half formed ideas make people nervous. I also think that sometimes organizations on the upper levels see out loud brainstorming as weakness. From my point of view, it implies the exact opposite because a publicly acknowledged discussion invites input. Input makes employees feel valued. A little, “Hey do you have any ideas” sure would be nice. Sooner rather than later

I have to talk things through until they make sense. One of the reasons I keep this space is to have a place for all my thoughts, formed or not. I do not need to know what exactly will happen, things will happen pretty definitely, but I do need to know that someone with power to move is thinking about things and how my world will be.

Right now there is just the very loud roar of silence reverberating down the halls.

–Jane, frustrated in Houston

4 thoughts on “Tangled Up In Blue

  • July 31, 2006 at 1:14 pm
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    Here’s my online shout: I’m thinking and planning! I am coming up with the opening gambits for proposals! I am doing research that will help us achieve our goals!

    There. Now if only everyone else would speak up…

  • July 31, 2006 at 3:04 pm
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    And my online whisper: I’m sitting quietly in my office, plotting the revolution.

  • July 31, 2006 at 3:20 pm
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    I am not quite as worried as my post sounds, well part of me is, a very small part. The rest of me is excited about all the possibilites.

    Today, I feel dragged down by my to-do list.

  • July 31, 2006 at 9:54 pm
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    I haven’t found our hallway to be quiet at all. I can hear wheels turning and I can see smoke coming out of everyone’s ears. I am looking forward to exploring the possibilities and I will try in the words of job supplicant today to not be the “contrarian”.

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