People always talk about new beginnings, fresh starts, new leaves, but in the office where I work we are definitely in a repeat cycle of old beginnings. We as a team never really seem to click and the staff turnover is high – too much work, too little reward, you know the story.
I often find myself calling it Groundhog Day (yep that film stuck with me) because I am running an endless hamster wheel of having new staff to train, encourage, try to integrate into the team, and then dealing with the fallout of someone else leaving and someone new coming on board.
It is a tiring cycle that constantly leaves the team lacking in motivation and direction. There is always a new grand plan that will dig us out of the rut and make it all better, always a new director to come in like a knight in shining armour and set things to right.
Except it never happens. The cycle begins again, old beginnings repeating endlessly, over and over and over and over and over again. Perhaps one day I will embrace the idea of starting it all over again, but for now, I’m stuck on repeat, and I can't say I care much for it.
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