The title of this post caught my eye: Is C-suite rejection of social media reason for you to quit?
I actually did quit my job pretty much for this exact reason. If you know me or follow this blog you’ll recall I left my job last fall, due in large part to the frustration of being one of the only social media Kool-aid drinkers on staff. You’ll also recall that after 3 weeks I realized I’d made a mistake and asked for my job back.
Being a “change agent” isn’t fun and it sure isn’t easy. Being the one–or one of few–social media believers in a sea of people who would love nothing better than to see this social media “fad” fade into obscurity once and for all, for lack of a better word, sucks. At best your ideas are ignored; at worst, you’re subjected to hostile comments from coworkers who don’t like that you’re pushing for a change in the “way we’ve always done it.”
But should you quit? Maybe. But maybe it’s worth sticking it out. Each person has their own level of tolerance and patience–maybe you have it in you to be the person to take your organization to the next level.
Need inspiration? Or a reminder that you’re not the only one struggling with this same problem?
- Business is Easy. Breaking Silos is Hard
- The Tougher Side of Community Management
- Lead from the Back
Your turn–do you have any words of wisdom to add? How do you know when it’s worth it to stick it out versus not worth your time or effort?