Trust in professionals
I have often commented about my views on the professionalism and skills of the peoples working in familycaught$. Although occasionally complimentary, most of my comments suggest that there might be room for improvement. My views are only those of a poor axe murderer, so I have little social credibility for my poor judgements.
I have just read a book about one particular medical misadventure. I was fairly shocked at the fanaticism of the central medical professional. However, what struck me on looking through the book a second time, was that the horrific outcome was only able to occur, through the weaknesses of the many other professionals involved.
In fact, I think that is the important conclusion. All of us make serious mistakes at some point in our lives. Nothing ventured, nuffink gained.
But what really affects our life outcomes, isn’t the number of mistakes made, but the quality of the process by which they are brought to our attention, the quality or how quickly we can sweep it all under the carpet, or turn around and constructively address these mistakes.
This depends critically on whether our friends and family will point out the impending problems, or do they stand back and let us drift into a big, dangerous hole?
This depends critically on whether our workmates, colleagues and supervisors will point out the impending problems, or do they stand back and let us drift into a big, dangerous hole?
Some professional groups run in cruelly enforced top down hierarchies and these are much more subject to weaknesses of protecting themselves, over the public interest. These people protect themselves, against the public interest, in dangerous ways. These professions run as a greasy pole, with all of the sycophants trying to climb the same greasy pole. Very few minds direct the profession, they are very vulnerable to groupthink.
Some professions run on much more egalitarian lines, they respect public comments about their profession and learn from them. These professions actively protect the public interest, with little apparent effort. These professions may stumble slightly, but rarely create major blunders. I believe that generally the public know what is going on?
I am very interested in people’s experiences with different professions, yes sex workers and even legal workers too. Have the professions as a whole worked to sort out problems, or more worked to protect their own social and financial paramount interests?
I suspect that that the professions that show the most professionalism, are those who receive not the most financial rewards?
1. This could be happenstance, but is this a systematic issue?
2. If so, then we are fools in NZ, to pay our “judges” so much more than they do in USA?
3. Which professions benefit from the intellectual contributions from all of their members and which only benefit from the intellect of the top few?
4. So what do we need to do, to protect the public interest?
MurrayBacon – poor deranged axe murderer.