The Cult of Nice

On August 26, 2013, in Discrimination, Engagement, Heather Bussing, HRExaminer, by Heather Bussing

We talk about "A-list" and "Talent," when we mean a warm body with a brain, some relevant experience, and a pair of hands. The Cult of Nice has created a communications snowstorm that has completely obscured meaningful discourse.

We talk about “A-list” and “Talent,” when we mean a warm body with a brain, some relevant experience, and a pair of hands. The Cult of Nice has created a communications snowstorm that has completely obscured meaningful discourse.

My favorite cartoon is by John Callahan: “The Difference Between New York and LA.” In the first panel, Los Angeles, a guy is walking down the street. As he passes someone he says: “Have a Nice Day!” and the thought balloon is: “F**k You.” In the second panel, New York, the guy says: “F**k You,” and the thought balloon is: “Have a Nice Day!”

Today, between political correctness and buzzword, double-speak, it’s almost impossible to understand what anyone really means. They may not know themselves.



 
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