Honesty and Reflection on Company Mistakes
As I have stated before, honest analyses of what went right and what went wrong are hard to come by in any corporate environment. Most peoples' interest is protected by burying mistakes, this is how execs get hired again and again. The problem is this (obviously) does not serve the organization.
Honesty is not rewarded, even if:
- It is to lobby for training (or pointing to the Borders book store across the parking lot when someone complains the 'dir' command does not work on UNIX - maybe that's baby-like; I prefer competence)
- If there is an easier way to get something done
- If there is something that affects the company bottom line
Would you hire someone that will tell you when mistakes are being made?
How about if you do not react and the person gets shrill at times?