On new ways of working
Yet another meeting where I might not have been paying 100 per cent total attention. I have gleaned the following from the minutes. Sadly, I was taking the minutes.
"This will be a new way for working," said my learned colleague, "A new way of working that will mark a three-fold revolution in our organisation."
"Firstly - Integration. All our systems will be joined-up at last. No more will we have seperate computer systems for different departments."
There may have been something about singing from songsheets at this stage.
"Secondly - Collaboration. We will work together as never before, adding both value and efficiency to this business."
One or two fellow delegates might have applauded at this point. Lack of coffee and a slashed biscuit budget made things more that a little hazy.
"And finally, and most importantly - rounding up and shooting of counter-revolutionaries.
"We can not and will not tolerate dissent, slackers and saboteurs in this company. Transgressors will be dealth with in such a way as to maximise staff obedience and to minimise redundancy pay-outs.
"Are there any questions?"
"Good. GOOD. I understand you know where to get hold of tin baths and quicklime, Scary. Get onto it."
Wow. I got an action point.