Please oh please oh please.
For those that are working in the so-called “corporate america” and for those trying/considering leaving the “cube life”… I challenge you to consider that option carefully.
But you already knew that, right?
I woke up this morning (actually I jolted awake) thinking madly about the decade and a half of experience living in the cube farm, working for “the man” and climbing the ladder of corp to an executive at a Fortune 50.
I wished I was still there.
But only for a second. Where God has called me now is exactly where I need to be. But, if it were humanly possible, I’d “live” in both. And since I can’t, I’m challenging those who are to keep on truckin’.
Here’s why (in my very limited opinion):
You are a part of a large system that is developing products, technology, and strategies that I (at this point in time) will never see, touch, nor smell (and play with) until they’ve made it through the bureaucratic mess of management and executive budgeting. You’re a part of a larger body of “innovation”.
This is a good thing.
The simple fact is that these large-scale businesses have access to money and incredibly gifted thinkers and strategists that we (the Church) need. But we NEED YOU to be the voice, and we NEED YOU to share those things with us, those that no longer live in that world.
I wish I had this perspective when I was there. I could have done so much “good” with it. And now, those ideas are stale, gathering dust, or completely forgotten… and I had no one to share them with (or rather, I didn’t think about sharing them).
So, from a very admittedly selfish perspective, please don’t leave Corporate America and the Cube… just make sure you share with us what’s going on at the “farm”.