The Cost of Neutral

“Not adding value is the same as taking it away.”
- Seth Godin

This blog post by Seth Godin made me say AMEN out loud just now. I fully agree with him when he says: “If you go to work and do what you’re told, you’re not being negative, certainly, but the lack of initiative you demonstrate (which, alas, you were trained not to demonstrate) costs us all, because you’re using a slot that could have been filled by someone who would have added more value.”

Read his full post, The Cost of Neutral.

4 Comments leave a comment below

  1. Unless of course you doing harm, then neutral would be better. Which of course is what neutral means.

  2. to specify, if you refuse to participate then yes you are a waste of space. but that’s like saying you’re a bad race car driver if you didn’t bring a car.

  3. So, that means I should constantly give more that what I’ve been paid for? I disagree.

  4. Wow, I want to share this with so many people.Thank you.

    People for whom work is simply a paycheck requiring the minimum amount of effort will not get it. But That’s not who Seth Godin writes for. And that’s not who you are.

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