Friday, July 8, 2016

When to make a stand

When do we make a stand if see a miss justice?
I guess it all depends on what the miss justice is and how severe it is.
If you see a mugging you of course should react in the moment and try to help the victim.
If you see a miss justice in your work place you may need to work the system rather than react in the moment.
You can still be a part of the change but you may be better served to slow down and gather all the facts first and approach it when and if it is called for.
Fir example if you are a professional mover and you at a customers house and you notice one of your helpers being rude or lazy on the job you are best served to wait till you have a private moment with that helper away from the customer to discuss your expectations. You will not help the situation if you totally react in the moment and alarm others around you.
There is a time and place to voice your opinion and even more important you need to remember that things may not always be what they appear to be so you need to take a breath and give others the benefit of the doubt.
Make a stand - have a voice - make a difference- but remember that just because someone has a different opinion it  does not make them wrong- your job is to listen and build a bridge.

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