I don’t know what I am doing.
I’m stumbling around in the dark, feeling for the light switch.
I’m not sure what ‘Decrapify Work’ means. But I know it needs to happen.
So I don’t have a glib ‘elevator pitch’. I can’t tell you what I do. I don’t have a product to sell you.
I am searching, trying things out, asking questions, listening and seeing what emerges. At the moment, I think I can see some dim shapes in the gloom but I can’t say what they are, or even if they’re real.
This is work in today’s world.
It’s not work as I understood it, as I was brought up to think of work. Objectives, goals, plans, metrics. Neatly defined and confined to the do-able and the measurable. Tick lists and KPIs, function and outputs.
This is formless, messy, ambiguous and uncertain. I don’t know what the objective is, much less have any idea when I’ll get there. I don’t know what the outcome will be, or even if there will be one.
Apart from learning and growth. Which will surely lead to new explorations and new discoveries.
I still don’t know what I’m doing.
Not yet, anyway.
But it is the work that needs to be done.