Thursday, 5 February 2015

It's a crying Shame.


As someone who left a Chief Executive role in local government due to, for me, such a lack of public service, for political and self service – and now working with values and trust in organisations, plus many comments on Moodscope about the challenges of modern day work, I was reflecting on the rigidity of organisations and their effect on society and wrote the following…

So many people dealing in pain,
Looking for respite before going insane.
So many hurting inside their head,
Sticking to values - their organisation dead?

So where do we find comfort,
In such trying times?
Where do we find solace,
That makes the world rhyme?
Where do we find compassion,
For a real human sign?
Where do we find peace,
In this life of thine? (and mine)

Are we the victims of comfort,
Got no one else to blame.
We're just the victims of comfort,
Connoisseurs of pain.

It's easier to set the process,
Than trust the employed staff.
It's easier to neuter passion,
Than create joy and share a laugh.

Organisations that talk of values,
But they're simply on the wall.
Behaviours that never fit them,
They're not really there at all.

Human-beings within them,
That have a process to do.
Human-doings that seem to run them,
You just cannot be you!

You then have a choice,
To fit in or lose.
The income you 'value',
But which values do you choose?

Is it money or morals,
As you move through life?
Is it head or heart,
Before you find strife?
Are we the victims of comfort,
Got no one else to blame.
We're just the victims of comfort,
Connoisseurs of pain.

Comfort used to be the pride in ourselves,
Now do we 'value' what we possess.
So Organisations now measure,
More time and process.
What about our human coherence,
Or are we in a mess.

I'd like to see a change,
I know it can be done.
I've seen it so often,
When trust has begun.

Organisations are the victims of comfort,
Got no one else to blame.
They're just the victims of comfort,
Crying shame.

Maybe you are in a situation where you feel your values are at odds with what is around you. Where can you find inner solace and draw strength from those you trust?

Les
A Moodscope member.