Thoughts about hr and management in the real world – extra information I couldn't fit in my books!.
There’s a lot of really crappy things happening out there at the moment – not just to me, but to lots of HR people. People who are being bullied and harassed, who are being asked to do things which aren’t ethical, who are working with incompetent leadership teams who are creating toxic workplaces. Having to report to awful HR managers who make their lives miserable and aren’t interested in delivering great HR. Working long hours as you can’t do what’s needed with the resources given. Restructuring yourself out of a job or restructuring others. And on it goes.
One of the tools I’ve recently found useful to deal with bad times is writing a secret blog.
How is this different from just writing an email that you’d like to send? Or writing in a journal?
I’ve found that writing a secret blog has a few hidden advantages!
Now the thing is ….. you’ll never read these blogs. They are just for me.
Sometimes you just want to get something off your chest. And you know that sharing it wouldn’t do any good for a number of reasons:
So my secret blogs will probably always remain secret, except ….. sometimes by writing it as a secret blog – it can lead to an actual blog about the bigger issue! (my recent post ‘I am so great’ about women undermining themselves came from a secret blog about a situation I was annoyed by).
So if you’re feeling frustrated by an issue, or you’re dealing with something awful in your life – try a secret blog. You might just find that it helps you make sense of the situation! Happy secret blogging everyone.