10 Nov SelfWare-Crisis – Are You Addicted? (Part 2)
Crisis – Are You Addicted?
Part 2 – Not Everyone Wants To Be A Fireman
Some people can get ‘hooked’ on the feeling of solving major problems at work. When leaders get a great feeling from solving crises, it can lead to an ongoing cycle of crisis management. The person who “turns everything into a crisis” ends up creating major issues out of simple problems.
In the business world someone might create a culture of crisis around them. Even if it stresses them out, it makes them look good. It’s stressful at times, but handling that stress feels very rewarding. They’re the hero. They’re solving problems. They’re putting out the fires. But when this happens, the crisis culture can spread. Things don’t get done until the last minute. Minor issues get put off until they spill over into major problems. Business operates at a constant level of high stress.
When this happens people actually get sick more often. Stress-related diseases kick in. People can’t handle it – they can’t cope with the crisis culture. They need more time off. Not everyone wants to be a fire fighter!
A person like this can use appropriate tools to change their behavior. They need to raise their self-awareness of these phenomena. Doing so will allow them to work on accountability and being a better leader. It’s a perfect example of the concept of SelfWare. SelfWare means raising awareness of trouble behaviors and using the right tools to change them.