TRIPLE III TIME: Does An Isolationist Policy At Work…Work?
During my American Government & Politics course, there is always a time when we discuss the “goods” or “bads” of the US adopting an “Isolationist Foreign Policy” with regard to working progressively with other countries. And as a good Instructor, we check our textbook and note that Isolationist Foreign Policy is defined as: “A policy of abstaining from an active role in international affairs or alliance.” Then it is always interesting to hear and debate the multiple views taken by students who are influenced by their age, rural or urbane upbringing, religion, etc. But wait…how does a discussion of an Isolationist Foreign Policy contribute to the writing of a cool TRIPLE III TIME message?
Well as this weeks title: Does An Isolationist Policy At Work…Work? indicates…I believe everyone needs to check their level of involvement in all facets of workplace productivity everyday…EVERYDAY! This means that it is vital for you as a professional and company/agency development contributor to NOT take an “it’s not my job” (Isolationist Policy) position. Too often workers shy away from making suggestions or adding to the discussion on workplace actions and/or products. This Isolationist Policy approach may not only weaken the resulting action/product decisions, but also lessen support for actions that may need to be taken. Sitting back in an Isolationist Policy workplace position also may cause one to be viewed as part of an existing problem…rather than a participant in the decision-making future solution.
Bottomeline: Don’t be an Isolationist. Working with others is a privilege that should never be ignored or taken for granted.