1 January 2012 Psychologicalbusinessconductingduringcrisistimebonus
Or “Psychological bonus for continuing to conduct business during crisis times”
Many within the company were quite displeased that I spoke freely about what I believed were disappointing visitor numbers for the gallery openings. Many outside the company interpreted my candour over the greatest challenges thus far along our journey as if the end were nigh. To me it was only logical that the new building, a megalomaniac project, would present challenges. In my mind, the anticipated problems would simply have to be resolved as they presented themselves, but apparently others considered this an alarming situation. But there is no cause for concern, rather the opposite: this past week it seemed to me that we had received a bonus, a special bonus for ‘conducting business during times of crisis’. That’s because it seemed suspiciously like we received more orders and made more sales precisely as a result of all of our initiatives, as if people do in fact appreciate it that you take action and share your thoughts during such difficult times. In a nutshell, we’re leaving a difficult, complicated and unusual year behind us, but, above all, a fun and successful year, in which we received so much more support than we could ever have expected. So we are actually the better for having carried on during difficult financial times. Just imagine if, like us, everyone else had simply taken the risk to invest? There would have been no crisis at all and we would all be doing just fine.
Enjoy the season and the year to come!
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