Yang: Final Summer-Lite On: Bird Brain

Final Summer-Lite On: Bird Brain
By ELENA YANG

Pretend that I am tweeting in this space. 

For those “supposedly smart people” who get in trouble for the content of their tweets, my reaction is: Why do it? I am less puzzled by the offensive content than I am by their urge to tweet it … especially for some who actually have thousands of followers.

A professor of psychology was recently censured for tweeting that obese people lack the commitment to get their graduate degrees (because they cannot lose weight). Prof of psych?! Bad content is bad enough, but tweeting it is simply colossal, monumental, and beyond-stupid judgment.

Sending email messages to wrong addresses is a genuine “oops.” Is there an accidental tweet?!

Have an accident-free Labor Day weekend. Enjoy! Be back on 9/9. 

Till then,

Staying Sane and Charging Ahead.

Direct Contact:  taso100@gmail.com

Editor’s note: Dr. Elena Yang has a PhD in Management from the Wharton Business School of the University of Pennsylvania. She taught at Wharton for a number of years, and consulted for small groups and small organizations and on cross-cultural issues. Her professional worldview comprises three pillars: 1. All organizations are social systems in which elements are inter-related. 2. To improve organizations, the focus should be on the positive dimensions on which to build. This philosophical foundation is Appreciative Inquiry. 3. Yang subscribes to the methodological perspective that she is part of the instrument from which to gain quality data from respondents, and with which to compare and contrast with others’ realities.

 

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