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Monday, February 10, 2014

Conditions Apply!

One morning, at work.

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This happens to most of us.

Even before we're allowed to think (perhaps creatively) we are forced into a box and not encouraged as much to explore new avenues. There are a few people who succeed in pushing all barriers and coming up with ingenious thoughts. Unfortunately most of them who do succeed in this, are forced to encounter a more complicated breed of species who are highly impossible to deal with - Human beings.

Have you been in such a situation? Do share your thoughts.


50 comments:

  1. Yes, you are right - sometimes people are so limited to their thinking, they don't accept anything experimental even if it is good.

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    1. Yes. The stop us right at the first level and bring down our enthusiasm.

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  2. I have been in one such situation, in my first job. To summarize, it is best to say that the things we want to go into details of are not the ones our seniors like, and the things they want us to go into details of are not to our liking.

    Thinking of it now, it is not only about the seniors etc., it is about everyone. We are all unique, but sometimes this uniqueness gets in the way.

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    1. Yes. So does encouraging people and saying no in an empathetic way!

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  3. There are reasons why companies/bosses tell things like that. Sometimes these reasons may even be valid. The issue is, they don't want to share those reasons with us, and that makes it irritating. Why hire professionals and treat them like kids? At least on blogs, we don't have to face such hinderances.

    Destination Infinity

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    1. Yes, agree that there might be some constraints, but only if we're told we would be able to understand right.

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  4. AMEN!!!!!!! My God, they want your creativity, but they dont want that much of an unrestricted brilliance. Such a state state!

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    1. I know! Have had a bad experience too!

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  5. So True, Ashwini! We always tend to stick to the only thing we have been doing and we always find ourselves absconding from new ideas! Beautiful post! Kept me thinking!

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    1. We are forced to stay away from being creative, despite being asked to be creative in the first place.

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  6. So true! Even when we want to think out of the box, we have to fight to do so.

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  7. I can never work under such circumstances, probably, that is why I never worked under anybody. I always did things my way, take it or leave it.
    I can understand, what people who have to put up when they have to face this situation everyday. My husband too never liked this kind of attitude in his work place and so he resigned and started his own company. I know it is not a joke to leave a well paid job and start out on your own from the scratch, but when faced with a situation, where you are left to stagnate for ever, then if there are other options one should have the courage to take the plunge.

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    1. Yes. When we sense a sort of stagnation, it's a warning to move on.

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  8. Yes, been through this, Ashwini :)
    Creativity's wings are clipped short by the "more complicated breed of species" whom one is "forced to encounter".
    Very nicely written :)

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  9. This is true. Not too many people encourage new ways of thinking.

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  10. Loved the caption. And the strip! This is one reason why I love blogging. You are not answerable to anybody and can always do your things - your way.

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    1. I know. No wonder people use it well to express themselves so well :-)

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  11. Absolutely true, Ash! You are allowed to be creative as long as you stick within the boundaries set by them *whatever that means*.

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  12. How does one be creative without breaking the norms?
    I agree with Arti on this, blogging is an answer.

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    1. I dont know, but we're supposed to be that way, I guess.

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  13. Never ever, I work for myself. :D

    But yes, it is true. :(

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    1. No, I'm not even jealous of you..No :-D

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  14. I think that is why I like blogging and writing online so much. I can cross boundaries and be as creative as I want too. If you work for someone, they can squelch your creativity and call the shots. This is so true.

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    1. Yes, as long as we know what we're doing, we can reach out to wherever we want to.

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  15. I work with special needs children and am faced with these situations all the time. Actually today I went to an office and spend over four hours fighting for something I did not get. I hate politics.

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    1. And yes, politics gets in between and makes things even bad.

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  16. Not just at a job .. Even in life, people except us to stick to well set societal norms.

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    1. They set up their own rules and they expect everyone to abide. Duh.

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  17. At certain times, bosses are short-sighted; at other times, it's just a nice way of saying that your idea actually sucks! :D

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    1. If there was a nice way to say it, it would've been better.

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  18. yep this is what is curbing innovation at workplaces. People are never encouraged to think out of the box.

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    1. Specially when you're in a creative field.

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  19. It happens everywhere and office is only a part of it. Most often the dominant always wants his/her own way however unique or different a idea is. That's life afterall!

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    1. It's even more difficult when such dominant people are so stubborn.

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  20. CONGRATUALATIONSSSS :P , - http://sameoldnewstuff.blogspot.in/2014/02/tmi.html

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  21. Follow the process even if you like to innovate:)

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  22. Most of the managers think "if it works, then don't repair it".

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    1. That's why they say one should always look at how things would work in the long term.

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