Tuesday January 24th 2012 Tim
I have been subject to
many managerial strategies designed to motivate, and some of them I have
succumbed to. In times of economic stress fear is of course key.
In times of plenty promising more for less is required in order to keep
the employee from straying. Then there is the bridging strategy for
engendering enthusiasm by promoting shared goals and team work with
things like bonus questions, pats on the back from cheerful managers and
I guess it was a
consequence of this bridging strategy that once found me heading home after
work with a giant blue Smurf. I walked with it under my arm for two
and a half miles, through streets not known for grasping performance art.
There was a great deal of giggling and lewdness from school children who
themselves were on their way home. I still get the shivers thinking