given my current situation with a reorganization, i’m starting to wonder about the long term effects of keeping people waiting to hear about their job. obviously, any organization that asks people to wait before tendering a job offer run the risk of that person going elsewhere or finding a job that will give them an answer quicker. my concerns are what happens to the folks who play the waiting game and remain patient and are eventually rewarded with a position. has the organization lost the goodwill of the employees? we talk lots about building up stock with people so that when the relationship takes a hit or something has to be done we have enough stock built up that it isn’t detrimental. i see the opposite happening all around me. it seems like a prolonged reorganization can really drain all emotional/professional stock that has been built up. what happens when that hits zero? should i be a survivor of what is happening all around me, i’m going to be very interested to see the reactions and the process of settling. i don’t wish disgruntlement but that doesn’t mean i’m not preparing for what will happen when those who remain (should i be lucky enough to be among them) have some sort of survivor guilt.
maybe i’ll step out of character and find some sort of silver lining…it’s been an interesting gut check. it has really tested patience for those who aren’t used to exercising it. i tried.