Guardian of the status quo

Guardians of the Status Quo | Career Angles

If you work for a large firm, your job is, at a minimum, to become a guardian of the status quo and, perhaps, create some small incremental change that improves things slightly.

If you want big changes, you have to work for a firm that believes big change is needed and possible.

It’s like working for the government.

My brother worked for the City of New York more than a half century ago. His job was to copy columns of numbers from a page of an old manual ledger to another page. This was so long ago that the City of New York had bank books for their accounts (for those of you too young to know what that is, it was a passport sized ledger where your banking transactions were recorded.

At the end of his second week of this mind-numbing job, he walked over to a copier and made a copy of each ledger page and put them in the second ledger. He broke the system.

Is there a way that you can break the system and create improvements that are so simple to do that people will ask, “Why didn’t I think of that?”

Or would you rather preserve the past like a modern day Bob Crachit?

Ⓒ The Big Game Hunter, Inc., Asheville, NC 2019

 

ABOUT JEFF ALTMAN, THE BIG GAME HUNTER

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Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a career and leadership coach who worked as a recruiter for more than 40 years. He is the host of “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” the #1

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter
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