So says reformed criminal Rodney Jones, who spent 12 months at an open prison and now works at an automotive company as an administrative assistant. "At prison I got 3 meals in a day, I had time to reflect on things and I got to learn. Here I just sit and watch the clock while … Continue reading Work Less Stimulating Than Prison Says Ex-Con
Insurance company LAXIAL, which has spent years encouraging its employees to become more 'authentic', has seen the number of people quitting skyrocket. 5 years ago, the company began to encourage people to go on a journey of 'self realisation'; to cast away their professional facades and discover who they really were. Amongst the many quitters … Continue reading Personal Authenticity Campaign Results In Mass Exodus
An employee given the mission, budget, time and the "freedom" to innovate, has been hindered at every step. The motivated employee, Catherine Ormond, was keen to buy a product as part of a quick technical demonstration. She wanted to follow start-up logic of fail fast, fail cheap. However, Catherine was blocked at the first hurdle; … Continue reading BLOCKED By The System: Innovation Is Just Too Difficult
A young woman who was sure she was headed for the top, has been found dead at her desk, it has emerged. The tragedy is that Katie Jones, was found with her laptop open and displaying line after line the following statement: "all work and no play will make Katie a super CEO one day". … Continue reading Keen young hopeful drops dead while following plan for ‘successful’ people
A large high tech business has been in hot water with the Health and Safety Executive after a whistle-blower claimed that their 'talent development program' was actually a 'CEO clone development program'. For years it seems that talents were subjected to brainwashing, drugging and corporate challenges to see how closely they could replicate their aging … Continue reading Talent Program Exposed As A Cloning Program
In a world of complex competence management systems, employee Marcellin Bertin has had the courage to claim that he can do something and therefore is competent. This has lead to an immense outcry and the threat of disciplinary action by his company's HR department, who claim that they are the ones who know about competence and … Continue reading Man Spontaneously Declares Himself Competent Because He Starts Doing Something.
International technology company SpaceEight has a "world class talent management program", according to HR director Romain Dumont. However, upon questioning some of the 'Talents' claimed that it was nothing but a load of "extra hassle". Potential high flyer Florian Buisson said: "at first I felt special because my boss told me I was a talent, … Continue reading Talents Sick and Tired of Being Asked to do ‘Stretch Projects’