Faked internal job market revealed as engagement initiative

Manfred Eckstein has been working at a large pharmaceutical conglomerate for 10 years in the same position. In all this time, Manfred had not taken advantage of the highly advertised internal job market to look for career opportunities. Manfred's tasks had become repetitive and in a moment of self-reflection, Manfred decided to look for a … Continue reading Faked internal job market revealed as engagement initiative

Executives and Managers Finally Find Purpose

Innovators at a multinational company have devised a novel solution to the problem of an excessive number of executives and middle managers. The 'management', typically in their 50s or older, have been criticised for costing too much, blocking progress, maintaining silos, infighting, and generally not living up to the company's own stated values. The solution: … Continue reading Executives and Managers Finally Find Purpose

Man With Nomination Letter Fails To Attract Followers

A man given a nomination letter to run a project, has failed to attract any followers, it has emerged. The 'high potential future leader' of the company, John Smith, was unilaterally nominated to run the project by the board of executives.  A move seen at the working level as deeply unpopular and symptomatic of the … Continue reading Man With Nomination Letter Fails To Attract Followers

Proof: Traveling not only bad for the environment

An investigation performed by the Georgia State University interviewing thousands of travelers at a major airport has now revealed: 95% of all business travel are without positive effect on the business. Background research even revealed one company spending over 80%  of its revenues on business trips. Incentivizing travel activity as a form of agility has … Continue reading Proof: Traveling not only bad for the environment

Digital Immigrants Disconnected After Update

Two years ago, a large municipal administration started an ambitious transformation program.  It introduced flexible working spaces, a "fun at work" initiative, and a social media platform. The adoption of the social media platform was rather sluggish in the first year: the employees simply didn't understand why they should use it. Consequently, a performance target … Continue reading Digital Immigrants Disconnected After Update

SHOCK! Millennial Manager Causes Mayhem at Firm

An investigation was launched at a large metal commodities company:  a young man, who was promoted to 'team leader', did not arrive on the next day transformed into a suit wearing, KPI demanding psychopathic police enforcer, as was normally the case. By 1100 in the morning the global supply of metal commodities had ground to … Continue reading SHOCK! Millennial Manager Causes Mayhem at Firm

“Shipwrecked” Management Team Returns To A Completely Different Company

When one of the world's leading sailboat makers realized the company was dead in the water - completely unable to innovate - the CEO invited the management team for an extensive workshop on one of their sailing boats. On the second day, the unlucky crew sustained significant damage to their boat during a mild storm.  … Continue reading “Shipwrecked” Management Team Returns To A Completely Different Company

Stuck In The Process: The Extreme Loss Of Common Sense

An employee who is well known for rigorously following processes, has reportedly been stuck in an endless loop for 4 days. The crisis occurred upon visiting the toilet; the employee found that the male toilets symbol was missing the head. The worker, who seems to have lost all power of common sense thanks to his … Continue reading Stuck In The Process: The Extreme Loss Of Common Sense

Home office renders company completely lifeless

Following the global trend towards more workspace flexibility, a large telecommunications company has changed more thoroughly than ever expected. The company has offered home working as a standard.  The majority of employees - bored by corporate politics and the lack of real change - have chosen to take full advantage of the proposal. Two months … Continue reading Home office renders company completely lifeless