“Shipwrecked” Management Team Returns To A Completely Different Company

When one of the worlds 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

Diversity Initiative The Answer To BLOCKCHAIN Threat.

In line with a trend sweeping corporations across the globe, A 300 year old banking company has launched a 'diversity' program to help increase innovation.  The company faces an existential threat in the form of cryptocurrency. The executive group are all white males, ranging in age from 60 to 65, were all educated at Oxford, … Continue reading Diversity Initiative The Answer To BLOCKCHAIN Threat.

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

BLOCKED By The System: Innovation Is Just Too Difficult

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

Too Many Chefs And Not Enough Cooks

A company has recognized that it currently has at least 2 managers for every 1 employee. The realisation came after consultants were asked to understand the company's nose diving quality, customer satisfaction and staff engagement results.  The poor results are in spite of having a swelling order books and a healthy cash flow. The root cause: … Continue reading Too Many Chefs And Not Enough Cooks

Continuous Reorganization beats Continuous Improvement

Recognizing that legions of change agents promoting continuous improvements were not able to break ground for a cultural change in his company , the CEO of a large toothpaste manufacturer has taken the decision to switch to a more radical model: continuous reorganization. Switching from the well known lean technique of "5-whys" to a blame … Continue reading Continuous Reorganization beats Continuous Improvement

Proof: End of month reporting frenzy detrimental to your health

Big data analytics has revealed a new insight into corporate life: sick days at the beginning of the month are directly linked to end of month reporting. An AI system at a large product development company has made this correlation after data scientist Brian Watkins decided to look into staff attendance data as a joke. … Continue reading Proof: End of month reporting frenzy detrimental to your health

Yucca Plant Considers Suicide Due To Lack Of Empathy In The Office

A Yucca plant is seriously considering suicide after being constantly subjected to office politics, it has emerged. "I'm at the end", said the plant.  "It's simply too much.  One minute Sally is nice to James, then as soon as his back is turned, she moans to her other colleagues about his repetitive and dull story … Continue reading Yucca Plant Considers Suicide Due To Lack Of Empathy In The Office