Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Outside the Box

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(C)Copyright 2015, C. Burke.

I just went in and started teaching ... and then I was told how I was supposed to be doing it.

And when everyone is looking constantly over your shoulder, if your fresh way of thinking doesn't produce instant results, you fall into the trap of doing it someone else's way and, maybe, getting their results. Except that you were hired to do better than that.

1 comment:

Dennis Stout said...

At my last job, we were going through layoffs and the department manager told us to "think outside the box" to show our fitness for continued employment.

Except that at NASA, engineering dictates what goes on and our department's job was to implement engineerings instructions. Thinking "outside the box" was explicitly forbidden.

I didn't make it through the last round of cuts..