There’s a negative aspect to humanity that shows up in every environment where people work in teams.
It’s called, “B*tching.”
A softer way to say it is that people love to complain—usually about things they can’t control. Left unchecked, the complaining can turn into a proxy or an excuse for a lack of performance.
“We didn’t get the support we needed.” “Everyone was against us.” “We couldn’t get anyone to cooperate.”
The smartest leadership I can summon about complaining is the following statement:
“We’re Not Good Enough to Complain.”
What’s that mean?
Read the whole post over at Kris Dunn’s The HR Capitalist (an FOT contributor blog).
Kris Dunn is a Partner and CHRO at Kinetix, a national RPO firm for growth companies headquartered in Atlanta. He’s also the founder Fistful of Talent (founded in 2008) and The HR Capitalist (2007) – and has written over 70 feature columns at Workforce Management magazine. Prior to his investment at Kinetix, Kris served in HR leadership roles at DAXKO, Charter and Cingular. In his spare time, KD hits the road as a speaker and gives the world what it needs – pop culture references linked to Human Capital street smarts.