~ Beds Are Burning | Midnight Oil ~
I've noticed our society in general lacks an
attitude of being accountable for personal
and professional actions.
While working in the corporate world, I realized that no one is perfect and should not pretend to be. What we can strive for is to do the best job that we can do, own up to mistakes made and move on. It would amaze others when I would bring a mistake up instead of trying to cover it up before it was discovered. That is too much trouble and reminds me of having a monkey on your back that you can't shake off.
When I briefly worked for a company who constantly promised deliveries they knew they could not deliver, I am the one who had to deal with the unpleasantness of giving the customer the bad news.
No matter how I tried to convince management to be realistic with the customer and actually deliver before the promised date, they just didn't get it. I could not work there . . . management's attitude toward their customers really bothered me.
They were cultivating distrust with their customers and probably the main reason they didn't last long in the marketplace. Consumers do not appreciate being lied to . . . that is what it realistically comes down to. They will not reward you with loyalty and continued business!
What is wrong with dealing with personal and professional situations honestly? As far as I'm concerned, it is the best policy.
It is what it is . . . one of my favorite sayings.