What our instructor said in the “Communications for Management” class today was some practical word of wisdom – at least for me. She said something like this – Do not get put off by the task because it is mediocre. You have some wild dreams about how exciting, challenging your job is going to be. Fine, once in a while you will get challenging tasks, but for most part the job is quite routine. So, you have to see how you can do you best even there.
I think all the protagonist of ‘challenging work for our employees’ would do something to learn from this. May be, become a little bit more honest. There just aren’t enough challenging jobs in the world to be performed by all the B-School (or any professional institute for that matter) graduates.
And where are you to get people to do the routine work then? And who said that the routine jobs are any less important that all those elusive, challenging jobs?
Research is the only option, is it? Or even that’s not good enough?
What is a challenging job anyway. Being able to type a page in word can be quite challenging for some people right?
Bah! I need some food and some sleep right now (never mind that I have slept for 10 hours at night!)