Friday, March 30, 2007

How to Get Out of Touch

  • Let your associates filter all of the people and memos that get near your desk.
  • To the greatest degree possible, use tightly controlled meetings as the sole venue for contact with lower level employees.
  • Pop in on farewell ceremonies for no more than 15 minutes of chit chat and only attend events for white collar employees.
  • Be better known by community movers and shakers than by the employees in the adjoining department.
  • Revise the organization chart every eight months.
  • Be more interested in preventing a union than in addressing the issues that may create a union.
  • Exile or fire independent thinkers.
  • Schedule, then cancel, feedback meetings.
  • Scoff at employee attitude surveys.
  • Regard complaints as a sign of disloyalty.
  • Always travel with a retinue of the ambitious and the compliant.


At 12:50 PM, Blogger But Seriously Folks... said...

Excellent Michael! DF.

At 9:06 AM, Blogger Michael Wade said...

Thanks, DF.

I'd like to think that I've personally avoided these mistakes but unfortunately....


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