TYPES OF MEDIOCRITY

TYPES OF MEDIOCRITY

Merriam Webster dictionary defines mediocre as moderate or of low quality, value, ability or performance. The article highlights that the most common type of mediocrity in the corporate sectoris the uncaring mediocrity. It’s an accidental outcome which results from following a standardized service delivery prescribed by rigid rule books (schid) and common mapped out a uniform procedure in an industry.

It gives an example of a cottage industry where mechanization and industrialization have brought about homogenization in the sector where they strive to provide services just for a bargain. Workers are not being given a significant role while delivering services and are reduced to just performing the routine chore. They give up trying to improve on their service delivery and wait for their shift to end and pass on the tasks to their colleagues and can’t wait to get rid of the monotonous work. Job responsibilities tend to be narrowly and unimaginatively defined, tightly categorized by grade and scope of duties and can be further rigidified by union salaries (schid). This has contributed to workers just settling for mediocrity since it’s easier to adapt that way.

As a consequence, the se

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