Yesterday at work I became very aware of how the law of attraction has been functioning at my workplace. Even before I broke my foot there was a culture of people believing that they could choose which parts of the job that they would do and which parts were below them. This attitude has been a constant for as long as I have worked there and has been a constant struggle between management, leaders and general staff. It wasn’t until yesterday that I was able to see the pattern clearly and the pattern is this: Members of management (including myself) feel that they are above certain tasks and have been choosing to avoid or not do those tasks using their position in the hierarchy as an excuse. The management have had to use brute force and discipline to coerce the staff into doing their entire job which has caused a rift in the overall team (no matter your title you are all on the same team just with different jobs).
The CORE issue as I see it is that just like parents telling their kids how to behave , the kids learn to behave just like the parents. Do as I say, not as I do, doesn’t work on the contrary monkey see, monkey do does work. I cannot force the rest of the team to change their behavior without causing more conflict but I can change my behavior and watch them learn from me. I have made the choice to do my best at all aspect of my job including answering phones (my least favorite) for as long as I am there. I immediately felt some of my own resistance to my job fade away as I made this decision and without forcing anything outside myself to change, I became a little bit happier.
The effect of a persons attitude spreads as far as their influence which is often further than you might expect. In an environment with a hierarchy the attitude of those in leadership roles will carry more impact to those below them on the power scale. It is important to remember that although their rank might be higher everyone is on the same team and simply has different jobs to do. Any team is only as strong as its weakest link and in my case the weakest link has been the management crew (including me) who have been using their false sense of power/entitlement to mask that weakness.
Seeing as how I am on a crusade to release as much resistance as I can in all aspects of my life this has been a somewhat exciting realization. The impact of this idea translates to the rest of my life as well, in how many other areas do I use a false sense of power to mask my own weakness? Food for thought.