Flags

Green Flags

Recently, the number of red flag articles I have encountered is trending. Six red flags that your airline seat mate will be annoying. Three red flags that the restaurant is understaffed. Nine red flags that your hotel room is not clean.

It made me wonder why I do not encounter more green flag articles. Why are there so few pieces titles, four green flags that your next adventure will be awesome.

Red flags get attention. Red flags require management decisions. Green flags confirm our hopes (and maybe our expectations). They mean we can divert our attention to other issues.

What are the the green flags attributes of an organization you joined? Why were you excited to lend your talents and how did the cause meet your expectations? Why not invest a little time discussing those characteristics before listing all of the barriers to entry?