Archive for November, 2012
ManagementSpeak: Okay, gang, you know that I’m busy doing inventory tonight so I’m not going to be much of a motivator. So I really need you to motivate yourselves. Translation: That’s as opposed to the rest of the time, when I don’t do anything to motivate you because I just can’t be bothered. I hope […]
Bad bosses are everywhere. Except, let’s hope, in your organization. Let’s replace hope with technique. Here are two to get you started.
ManagementSpeak: Our greatest asset is our people. Translation: You seem to think your 30 years of tenure here is worth something to the company. I’m giving you 30 days to correct this belief. Correspondent L.T. recalls that the Roman God Janus was two-faced as well.
Dueling “studies.” One says most employees hate their bosses so much they’d rather get a new one than a raise. The other says bosses aren’t hard enough on their employees. Cripes.
“If you torture data long enough, it will confess.” – Economist Ronald Coase
Good news! It appears the winner in the last election was basing decisions on actual evidence.
ManagementSpeak: At the present time we feel it most prudent to take a wait and see approach to your proposal. Translation: No matter how long you wait, your proposal will never see the light of day. But if you submit a ManagementSpeak or KJRSpeak, while you might have to wait awhile, it will see the […]
When demand declines, power companies raise their rates. This just might forecast something disconcerting about cloud computing’s future.