In my job as an organization architect, I travel quite a lot and therefore I stay in lots of hotels which food I tend to accept, reluctantly or not. I have come across a lot of well-intentioned food that intends to convert plain fish into a Thai extravaganza. Just recently.
I know of well-intentioned front desks that have called maintenance several times for me and that consider the number of times they have called their index of service as opposed to considering why they had to call maintenance in the first place.
I know of well-intentioned client team members who intended to read the brief but did not have time and expect that their intentions count as comprehension of the substance matter.
I know of well-intentioned leaders who wait and wait and wait to call out bad performance perhaps expecting a sudden conversion and miracle.
I know of lots of well-intentioned people who do their best; just happen that their best is below the threshold of making a difference.
I myself am well intentioned, many times. I am sure.
The question is whether we want a well-intentioned world or a world that works, that changes lives and that enhances the individual.
And I was wondering about this recently, God knows why, in front of that pseudo Thai extravaganza that killed the dish but was well intentionally done by a well intentioned chef.
I supposed we should be grateful for the well intentioned world, considering the alternative. But, no matter what, well intentioned leaders, as well intentioned chefs and front desk people, are playing the game with a level of ambition that does not resonate with me well.
And I mean well, not to offend anybody. I am really well intentioned here.