Lack of communication slowly rots an organization from within. No one knows what is going on nor what anyone is doing. The silence invites questions of:
- What is going on?
- Do we have enough work?
- What is everyone working on?
- Am I doing a good job?
- Am I going to be fired or let go?
Without knowing what projects are coming up, without proper feedback, the employee’s themselves rot from within. A once useful instrument dulled from a lack of use.
For more than a few months now, I’ve sat in the midst of a non-communicative environment. No one seems to know anything except for the upper management. The “upper management” in my case is two bosses. They have meetings with one another; they know what work items are coming up. Their communication however is not being shared with the rest of the company (me and another employee).
This lack of communication has made my workplace stressful. At the end of the day, I’m exhausted from being in the environment… and I take that home with me.
I long to feel creative again. To take on creative projects. To write.
There is the saying: “Fake it until you make it”.
I’m done faking it.
I’m just trying to make it.
And the lack of communication in my workplace is rotting the company from within… and my soul.