Thursday, November 10, 2005

Time on my hands 

So what did I miss? Well, we finished that tricky project. It was rounded off nicely with a dinner at which the entire executive team sat at their own table, away from the plebs, then without exception left early. So no problems there then. I sometimes think that the main role that consultants play is to talk to the staff, find out what needs to be done, and tell the management. The two would otherwise never communicate. It works the other way too – you talk to the management, figure out what they want to do, then help the staff to achieve it. So the trend for slashing middle management both created a group of ready made consultants, and simultaneously generated the need. Perfect. P’s theories of work number 24. Write it down now.

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