"There's a bit of magic in everything, and some loss to even things out." -Lou Reed

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Work Rules

I had to give a presentation at work today to one of our business units. For those of you who talk to me --or rather listen to me talk about work--you know that I work with a large group of seriously opinionated engineers. Today was an all day meeting for this group starting at 7:45am (ouch!) and my presentation wasn't until 2:30pm.

When I walked into the room for the meeting, I saw this set of rules posted on the wall:

In case you can't read the fine print--here are the rules:
-No Personal Attacks
-Speak in turn
-Focus on Meeting Objective
--NO Personal Agendas
-What happens here- stays here
-Be here "Now" be engaged
-Follow through
--Clear action items
-Keep track of actions

No one could understand why I found this so funny, and that made it even funnier. Then, it got a little sad when I realized that they NEED these rules. It did get a little amusing during the meeting when someone felt personally "attacked", and they would point to this poster on the wall-- to "remind" the attacker of the rules. ...Ah, adulthood.


Cheryl May 23, 2008 at 7:01 AM  

we could have used those at e-Security huh? :)

I added your blog to my list of favorite blogs on mine - hope you don't mind.

enjoy your weekend hon!

Cassandra May 26, 2008 at 12:56 AM  

There is a great Dilbert joke in here somewhere!!

Paula... May 31, 2008 at 10:12 PM  

Oh man - now primary school classroom rules I can understand, but honestly these are grown people!!!


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