I was asked a tricky question the other day. The question was: ” What would I do if I felt that the values of the organization I worked for were not in line with my own”?

As I said at the time the question led to so many other questions it was hard to unpack it in order to answer it easily. What did the questioner have in mind. How big was the mis-alignment, both in scope and effect. It was a great question.

My initial response was and is that I would find it hard to believe personally that the values of an organization I worked for would differ materially from my own. Thankfully I do not think have ever been in that position. Since then however, I have spoken about the incident to my “millennial” son, who tells me that his generation are constantly faced with this issue. I realise now that my answer demanded further inquiry and consideration.

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