Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Poetry at Work: The Poetry of Crisis

I can’t of anyone working today who doesn’t talk about crises at work. Opportunities seem to abound for missteps, mistakes, false impressions, outright distortions, and rumors both false and true. Social media can amplify and in fact create crises for both organizations and individuals, both of whom can also do a good job of creating crises on their own.

At times, it feels like we careen from crisis to crisis, with everything assuming an urgency that demands immediate attention from too few people. Important, critical work is set aside to deal with crises, sometimes never to be touched again. I once had a boss who referred to this as ‘they tyranny of the urgent at the expense of the important.”

To continue reading, please see my post today at Tweetspeak Poetry.

Photography by Junior Libby via Public Domain Pictures. Used with permission.

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