Stuck in a dead-end job…
During a recent conversation with on of our client, the project manager informed me of a new iPod Touch application they had just released. A few days later, I downloaded the National Film Board application from iTunes’ AppStore and installed it. As I browsed through some of their short films, I came across this one.
The Necktie is the story of Valentin and his quest to find meaning in his life. Stuck in a dead-end job, he has forgotten all about the things that used to bring him joy. Years pass, and boredom replaces all his aspirations and hope for the future. It is only on his 40th birthday, when he rediscovers an old accordion hidden in the depths of his closet, that he regains his lust for life.
Working with organizations to help them transition toward a more Agile work environment, I couldn’t help draw many parallels between this short film and some of the people we meet. Although some people count the days until their retirements, many decide to change the course of their career within their organization (and sometimes outside) in an attempt to enjoy life and have fun once again. I hope you’ll enjoy this short film.