A work observation.
It's quiet. Few meetings are scheduled this week as people take holiday vacations in our company through the first week of the year.
So, with this quiet, I think, good, I can catch up on a lot of small matters.
But systems are down and can't be accessed. Therefore information can't be checked and updated.
There seems to be a perverse inverse law of cause and effect at work, in that the more time you have to be productive, the less available the systems will be that aid your productivity, thereby reducing your productivity. It's like productivity is being managed somewhere. They don't want us to be too productive when there are no meetings - or we might conclude we're more productive when there are less meetings or more productive when less people are at work, or other bizarro bs cause and effect conclusions - so our access to systems are curtailed to limit our productivity.
Maybe somewhere in IT, people quietly sabotage systems to go down when they're away on vacation so they're needed when they return to fix the systems they sabotaged. Voila, look how necessary they are to keep it all running! Job security.
Causes Michael Seidel Supports
Kiva, Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, Propublica.org, Doctors Without Borders, GreaterGood.com