02 Oct Company Culture Bull 💩
What even is company culture anyway? When I was working for other people in an office — or worst of all, a so-called “bull pen” environment — it was awful. I’m sorry, I can’t sugarcoat it to avoid hurting anyone’s feelings. I hated it. Being in an open cube farm environment made it difficult for me to focus as much as I should, though I did learn to forge my own ways of blocking out the external drama as best as possible. Plus the other truth is: you’re usually thrust into these situations with people you didn’t pick or hire. There’s no guarantee you’ll get along well or that you won’t be stuck with people like racists, sexists, bigots, homophobes, antisemites, liars, backstabbers, etc. In the same way that you don’t get to pick your neighbors, you don’t get to pick these colleagues you’re expected to create a culture with either.
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