Wednesday, June 20, 2012
The Recognition Era - Part 2, What It Means "Top Ten" List conc.
This post is the continuation of a previous post on Friday, June 15, 2012.
Six. Irresponsibility. The world is very complex and it is pretty tough in today`s social, business, political arenas to assign blame to an individual. Even in instances whereby direct blame is is obvious the subject can easily find excuses for poor performance. Problem solving and putting out fires is a better skill these days than foresight.
Seven. Apathy. People care about what they consider important more than ever and not much else. Further,as the need for recognition is paramount, effort will only be put towards areas whereby there can be acknowledgement. Subsequently, if recognition cannot be attained then people won't care and will not put any effort at all towards areas in which there is no success.
Eight. Triviality. Recognition for its own sake does not require significance. Therefore, people will attempt to succeed in areas that are niche and quite likely inconsequential. Being acknowledged for being good at something trumps the importance of the activity as well as any type of moral contribution. As recognition is the key driver, the means of acknowledgement is inconsequential therefore non-traditional socially acceptable means will become mainstream. Crime, pornography, abhorrent behavior.
Nine. Ease. Very few people appear to want to work hard for anything these days. Recognition and success have to come easy and early for anyone to pursue it. No one wants to see the fruits of their labor materialize three years down the road. Instant impact and rewards are what drives motivation in the twenty-first century so abandonment of difficult tasks will occur frequently.
Ten. Individuality. Recognition is greatest when it is a singular achievement. More and more people will strive to be acknowledged for their own efforts rather than being part of a collaborative team. Within the team environment as well there is a need to be considerate and follow much more procedure which is the bane of individuality. As everyone feels that they know what is the best course of action for them, then teamwork will become the antithesis of the individually minded person.
All these things in total do not necessarily require negativity rather a willingness to be accommodating and an ability to manage in this new Recognition era.