https://aeon.co/essays/you-don-t-have-to-be-stupid-to-work-here-but-it-helps “A culture of unflappable positivity is also popular with many companies. In an IT consultancy we studied, employees were constantly told: ‘Don’t bring us problems, only bring us solutions.’ This upbeat message aimed to create a happy workplace. “”In a world where stupidity dominates, looking good is more important than being right. Advanced practitioners of corporate stupidity often spend less time on the content of their work and more on its presentation. They know that a decision-maker sees only the PowerPoint show and reads just the executive summary (if they’re lucky).”
Finally somebody says it out loud which has been the most obvious repetitious pressuring panicking mistake and sin too long: the way to present ideas and speeches for people who are Power Pointed to the assumed perfection which cannot be altered and done differently. To think that flawlessness means perfection is the first mistake. Pay attention to what is said instead of always focusing on HOW it is presented!!!! To do like everybody does is the second mistake. This is the business fail that repeats. Business codes mold the whole society and culture: Is it likable? It must be likable and cool to look cool and professional, for everybody to witness professional way of interacting. Repetition is professional and creative? Maybe at some circles. Rehearsed ways of saying nice things that everybody likes to hear, expect to hear, expect to see and things that fit the flow of the same old same old. Practices that persist that are almost impossible to change because we endorse the way how business molds our behaviour and thinking, one can ask why so. How does it do that and why are we so drawn to plastic repetition? Looks good but says or changes nothing. That is a true puzzle.
Of course presentation techniques matter. Sure I like to understand the point. There are a lot of people who want to speak up and be heard but how do they do it their way and would be adding something without the pressure of fitting in? Thing is to know what is listened to, who are paid attention to and what kinds of people and issues rise up from the multitude of issues and people. It is still more interesting to be personal, different, original and clear than fun, cracking jokes in the right spots being part of the mass I think.
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