Monday, August 30, 2010

Odd Aspects of the Workplace

We don't have time to do it right, but we'll find time to do it over.

The more delicate and potentially dangerous the decision, the more we want to rush through it.

The office that is most likely to take race, sex, and national origin into account when making selection decisions is the office that has the specific responsibility of preventing discrimination on the basis of race, sex, and national origin.

The formal organization chart may not be on the wall, but any savvy employee can sketch the real organization chart.

Management is one of the few skills believed to be acquired through osmosis.

A great deal of behavior that is described as bold leadership would be regarded as reckless or insubordinate if practiced by an employee.


At 12:41 PM, Blogger The Voice said...

"Management is one of the few skills believed to be acquired through osmosis."

YES! That's what I've been talking about! Thank you for capturing it so perfectly.

At 2:35 PM, Blogger Reka-Zsuzsanna said...

Dear Michael,
May I ask what you mean by "Management is one of the few skills believed to be acquired through osmosis". Could you please share more thoughts on this? Many thanks, Reka :)

At 8:04 AM, Blogger Michael Wade said...

The Voice,

I'm glad you liked it.


The comment comes from seeing people placed into management jobs and then given little or no training in management. In some organizations, there is even less training as the person moves up the ladder.


At 11:13 PM, Blogger Reka-Zsuzsanna said...

thank you!

At 8:56 AM, Blogger Michael Wade said...

Dear Reka,

You are most welcome.



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