2011 – Victim or Champion?

After a 2010 where we had to manage with only a limited budget and a lot of good intentions, we were more than ready for a new year where we would have some money to back the good intentions. Unfortunately this did not come to pass and once again we are left with nothing more than good intentions.

This is not a rant about what a pity it is that we did not get any budget. About a month ago where we learned about the situation, it was certainly not a happy intranet team who were getting ready for Christmas. At that time it seemed like the intranet was stuck between a rock and a hard place: Too important to turn off, but not important enough to improve!

What next? The obvious and natural reaction is to blame it on everyone else, but when I discussed the situation with a friend, he told me that one of his former bosses once told him

Don’t be the victim of circumstances – Become the champion of issues!

That sentence struck a chord and stayed with me, because that was exactly the situation. We had just become the victims of circumstances that we could not control, but in stead of accepting that fate and sinking back to what you can call ‘whining complacency’ – try again. You know something is wrong and you know that it can be fixed! Find out where you fail. Speak louder. Speak with authority.

Fight complacency – don’t accept to be a victim of other people’s priorities. That’s my Intranet New Year Resolution (even though I normally don’t have these…) so lets see how that approach goes!

What’s your Intranet resolution?

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2 thoughts on “2011 – Victim or Champion?

    1. Glad you liked it – and thanks for an inspiring post. IMO an intranet is just like a garden. There’s always something to do so no need to whine and complain.

      Reminds me of one of my favorite quotes: “Worrying is like a rocking chair. It gives you something to do, but it gets you nowhere” 🙂

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