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MAN ABOUT TOWN: Office gets busy as the year nears end - 2 months ago, 8 Nov 14:38

By: Man About Town

I was hoping that things would start slowing down in the office — but alas they are not. In fact, they seem to be quite hectic for an end of the year. Our CEO decided that we needed to get some global certification for our business. He, therefore, invited a foreign company to audit and rate all our processes and systems.

He excitedly told us about this during a managers meeting where he said, "I am convinced that achieving this gold standard will help boost our staff morale and build credibility with our stakeholders.”

In all honesty, I could not understand his thinking — hasn’t he figured out by now that the only thing that boosts our morale is pay increases and bonuses-, which presently are looking unlikely for this year.

I looked around the room and noticed that most of my fellow managers seemed very excited about the idea- it was hard ...
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