CNN had an articles on teens being ‘fake’ Christians recently. Religiousness aside, one paragraph describes the four traits of what they label a ‘committed’ Christian.
- They have a personal story about God they can share
- A deep connection to a faith community
- A sense of purpose
- A sense of hope about their future
In the quality world, I would say there is a split between the ‘fake’ testers and the ‘committed’ ones. You can spot the fake ones easily as they are the ones at the elevator precisely at 5; whereas the committed ones are writing and exploring the craft. It is pretty easy to swap Quality for God and faith for testing in the above list and have something useful in a new context.
The article also blames the apathy of teens on their parents. But in the office we don’t have our parents to guide us; just management. Yes, you and only you are responsible for your career, but management is an enabler of that. So if you are in management, are you helping your flock, or hindering it?