While being heavily reprimanded by my department head, my internal voice reminded me that I did good work, even if getting in trouble was the result. An organization’s immune system will fight like hell to protect the way it operates, even if that hinders achieving its stated goals or vision. This isn’t the first time I’ve been singled out as the cause of friction because I identified and solved a problem outside of traditional channels. It won’t be the last. Accept it. Learn from it.