First, watch this video for fun (and it answers the question too.)
Since I made up the word, different parts of it have particular meaning to me, but you are free to create whatever alternate levels of meaning that the word speaks to you.
Practicing grootship is when you encounter a corporate policy, procedure, or otherwise ‘my boss won’t let me’ barrier, and instead of becoming frustrated, giving up, or hating your life because you’re stuck in a hopeless bureaucratic corporation, you decide to get creative, find a way to navigate around the barrier, and do something that moves you closer to your goal.
I’m not advocating breaking the rules, I’m encouraging you to try actions that are under your control that will help cause movement in the direction you desire.
How This Blog Will Work
I’ll start off by sharing some examples of things people have done or could do in different situations, but since I don’t know everything, and I know most knowledge resides out there in everyone else’s experience, I want you to share your own examples with me in the comments. If I think it demonstrates good grootship, I’ll ask you to do a guest post so your idea can live on it’s own and be easily searchable in this space. I want this to become a repository of everyone’s examples of grootship.
We’re not necessarily creating an exact ‘map’ of how to go do something, we’re just providing a little more hope and motivation by showing that there are lots of things you can do instead of feeling ‘trapped’ inside your corporation.
Thanks for your interest and participation.
What is your example of grootship?