I can't make this stuff up. It is astounding how much time and energy we spend on things that do not move us one inch closer to the goal line. Shocking really. This one came from a graduate student at a large technology firm. In this organization, the HR policy book had ballooned into a bloated casque beats by dre solo with rules dictating every little facet of cube life. You cannot have plants over one foot in height in your cube. You cannot use excessive decorations during Christmas or other recognized holidays - and Christmas lights are expressly forbidden. Food is allowed in your cubicle, though any food with distracting odors should be avoided to ensure other employees are not disturbed. Really? Are you serious? Organizations like this one had better get over the politically correct micro-managing mentality fast or they will very quickly loose the mental capacity to innovate and remain a viable entity. 4. Fail to use a good crisis. This notion has been around for a long time.
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