We are all raised in a different family with slightly different definitions of every word.
Lulu Lemon Manifesto

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After a week of soul searching I’m settling into some new digs and a new role.

And you know, the funny thing about corporate culture is that starting somewhere new is a lot like moving to a new city or country. There people are different, the clients are different, the values and goals are different, and there are very different ways of doing things.

Submersing yourself into something like that is quite an experience. It’s like learning to walk and talk all over again.

No matter how sure of yourself you are, no matter how much you know, it’s impossible to avoid how much you don’t know.

You might have a lot of potential. You might have a lot to offer clients. And you might have even more to contribute toward the company’s goals.

But you don’t know the landscape, you don’t know who the rising stars are, and you don’t know who are the best people to help you get certain things done.

You’re completely disoriented. You’re lost.

The steepest learning curve is getting your bearings. But at the same time, you have to hit the ground running. So the best that you can hope for is that you can trust your instincts to know what the f**k is up, and that they send you running off in the right direction.

3 thoughts on “Corporate Culture Shock

  1. A friend once told me that after a few snowboarding lessons, he went a full day without falling and was very proud so he told his snowboard instructor.

    The instructor told him that if he didn’t fall at least once that day, that means that he didn’t push himself enough.

    Hitting the ground is definitely a good thing.

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