Many owners of small to medium sized organizations often say that they have to visit the organization every day and only then the organization would function properly and people will work effectively. Further, they try to push people to work on Sundays if possible. Why some people behave so strangely?
The greed for more money or the search of own ‘missing identity’ or be in the ‘company of sycophants and enjoy flattery’ may not be the primary reason for the people to show such addiction to work place.
The noise from ‘within’ is the main reason that makes people to run away from one situation to another or from one place to another.
The problem of noise and noise pollution, we have understood only from the physical sense and not from psychological sense.
Most people suffer a lot from noise pollution these days. The interesting fact is that the noises from within kills people the most than the noise from outside. The people who cannot stay at home or are addicted to be in the office/work place for long hours have serious problem in dealing the noise from within. When such people are with their team / subordinates and often gets flattered, naturally during such occasions, they escape from listening to the noise from within. On the contrary, when they are not with their team or are alone (away from the work place/office) suffer a lot from noise from within.
To escape from the problem of ‘rocking noise from within’, they love to be in office for long hours and fooling around that they are highly career centric, passionate etc. In reality, no passionate person would ever disrespect the passion and basic needs of others and would expect others to work for long hours, even during Sundays if possible.
The fact is that these people are ‘selfish’ due to some mental disorder. Hence they prefer to be in the office/work place for long hours and want their employees also in the office to stay. Another irony is that instead of recognizing own problem i.e., getting jittered by the noise from within and hence prefers to be in the office for long hours, they accuse their employees lack passion and commitment because they leave the office once the office time is over.
Own defect, people need to understand and treat it, otherwise instead of treating own problem, they would start creating problems to others.
Look at the animal world. Animals are in general very sensitive to sound from outside. They are always alert and assertive. But they never seem to find problem of noise from within. That may be one of the reasons why animals live in harmony than human being. Except the seasonal fight during breeding time, the life of most animals in jungle is quite peaceful because they are worried only about the noise outside and not from within.
The problem people need to recognize and attend is not about the noise outside but from within. Instead of getting scared and run away from the noise from within, learn to be with it. Otherwise, you moving from one place to another, you are also carrying your problem. Only difference is that instead of you suffer from your problem, you are making your people to suffer.
Dr S Ranganathan, ClinRise Derma Pvt., Ltd., Chennai