Why are you here and not somewhere else?

A really thoughtful reflection by one of my ITS colleagues. I have always believed that when multiple members of the organization write, it raises the collective intelligence of the whole group. We are a team made up of people who have such a diversity of thoughts, experiences, and insights. When we share our work as a group it amplifies the messages we are trying to communicate to the campus.

Maybe many of us just feel like a cog in the wheel, feeling siloed, and disconnected from any larger purpose – well, yeah, that is kind of depressing. And it begs the question, why are you here and not somewhere else?

Source: Why are you here and not somewhere else? | A Collection of Notes and Thoughts

One thought on “Why are you here and not somewhere else?

  1. I came here because: consulting had lost its luster for me, my wife worked at the University of Chicago, my kids attended the Laboratory Schools, and I already lived in Hyde Park. While I still live in Hyde Park, my kids have graduated, my wife no longer works for the University. I remain here pending the completion my assessment of whether or not we have finally become a place that is right for me.

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