Keeping at It
Aside from having the wrong goal, organizational structure, and people, they were well-suited for the job. They all talked about how hard they worked and, if someone put in a lot of time on a project, that person was praised, although little was ever said about results. Results were a vague something, out there in the distance and were to be achieved one day when the proper funding arrived or when, as they often said, the market turned. They were sensitive to any criticism; regarding it as a lack of appreciation for all of their efforts. If you asked them to describe their workplace, you would hear the same word: Dynamic.