Wednesday, 8 August 2007

Tears of passion?

Is it OK to cry in the workplace?

Today was not a good day for me. In fact today was shitty. In fact today was one of those days when you just want to walk out of the door and never walk back in.

So when you're that fed up and frustrated, is it OK to cry?

Well I did. Not for long, and I took a walk outside the building to get my head together so I wouldn't be seen blubbing like an idiot (and saw a fox in the car park too, so not all bad).

But, as a result, I thought I'd see what the web had to say on the subject. I didn't have to look far to find something that summed up my feelings on the subject.

The following was written by a man in response to a blog on the subject of crying in the workplace:

"Organizations of all stripes spend large sums of money and a lot of energy to create and promote new strategic initiatives, new visions and missions. The vast majority of those efforts are wasted because the strategies, visions, and missions are passionless and fail to capture any kind of emotional energy. The efforts are passionless because emotion is frowned upon in workplaces; intellect reigns. So, there is a business case for tears: no tears = no passion = dry and lifeless organizations in which emotional energy is suppressed instead of encouraged and then committed to organizational initiatives."

So there!


RNB said...

You need a holiday. I think you should take a few weeks off - starting right now - who cares what the management says ;)

Ann said...

Hey management's taking a holiday too. Things must be bad.

v!sh said...

I don't give a shit. I don't take any shit. I am not in the shit business. Period

Ann said...

Interesting perspective. :)