Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Motivation 101

How not to disenfranchise and demoralise your staff. Lesson 1:

Say you have 3 C++ developers who are currently not doing much/any C++ development. Sending a company-wide e-mail saying that the company is looking to recruit a C++ developer will not make these 3 people feel valued and may in fact destroy what remaining morale they may have had.

15 comments:

The Big Fat Phony said...

I see, where you're coming from there. It's almost like sending the message that we're shit. Hang on a minute, scrub that last bit and change to it is sending the message that we're shit.

I'm a valued member of staff me.

John_D said...

Aren't we all. I wonder why I fucking bother any more.

The Big Fat Phony said...

I didn't think you did, bother anymore that is....

John_D said...

I at least make the effort to turn up. Anything above that should be considered a bonus.

The Big Fat Phony said...

I will admit that I have been a bit slack on the turning up front recently. Ah well, I'll get on with forgetting everything I ever new about C++ then eh?

Loopy said...

Leave now. That is my advice. No one will notice.

John_D said...

To further enhance our stature in the workplace, sticking an air conditioning exhaust hose into where we're all sat works wonders, as it's not at all either hot or noisy.

The Big Fat Phony said...

Not only am I losing skills, I'm now doing it whilst sweating profusely and going slightly deaf.... Hurrah!

Loopy said...

Maybe they are hoping to melt you all away........

The Big Fat Phony said...

To be honest loopy (if that is indeed your name) I reckon they're hoping to induce some sort of stress/nervous system related illness, thereby getting rid at no cost.

Failing that I'm sure with the intense anger I am currently feeling I will either pop soon or turn green and start demolishing stuff. My money is on the popping thing.

Loopy said...

Mr Big Fat Phony...I would opt for the popping, as green is not your colour.

Loopy is my name....Loopy is my nature.....

John_D said...

I especially like the way the cleaner knows more about what happens round here than the staff do.

The Big Fat Phony said...

A compulsory night away from home will also boost my morale no end. Woop-de-fucking-doo.

John_D said...

Wouldn't mind if it served a purpose, but it doesn't. Fucking waste of fucking time, energy and resources.
I shll do my best to make them regret giving us a free bar though. Try and eat into the ivory backscratcher fund.

The Big Fat Phony said...

I think that me drinking may well be a very bad idea. My plan is to get hold of as much free booze as I can carry and get up to my room for an alcohol fuelled (and very very nerdy) game of Championship Manager.