- July 20, 2009
- Posted by: admin
- Categories: Blog, Career Growth, Human Resource Management, Relationship management
I’d like to tell you all a short story about a guy named Mr. X. He’s a typical, middle aged, workaholic kind of a guy, who’s life is a myriad of regularly repeated events. Hes only been to two places in this world.
One is ‘Home’, which feels like a rented motel room to him, as he only sleeps there. Place #2 is what he calls ‘Work’, hes lived most of his life there, and it feels like home to him.
He is an expert – at doing the same things, over and over, everyday. Everybody likes him – enough to say ‘hi’ every morning and ‘good night’ when the shift is over. His life is a plethora of documents, spreadsheets, to-do lists and meetings, which are all carefully knitted into a circular reference.
The world calls Mr. X ‘successful’, while he calls himself ‘miserable’.
Coming to the question – how do you feel you can relate to Mr. X. Is his monotonous schedule similar to yours? if so, how would you suggest Mr. X can improve his work experience, and start enjoying work again. How do you handle monotony at work – its causes, and its consequent effects. How can one make sure that work efficiency is not hampered by its monotonous nature.
Comments appreciated, with rationale. BTW, Mr.X tends to take things very personally, so lets not make any suggestive comments 🙂 Will add my opinion on the subject as a clarification later.