Our office recently had a series of meetings with one of department’s senior management people, who’s visiting from interstate. On Friday, I was one of the just-enough-space-for-us people who gathered around a table to hear management’s view and contribute some views of our own.
It would be easy to be cynical about such an exercise, but I was doing my bit to be positive and make positive contributions. Then the manager repeated the message about it being necessary for us to work in the city rather than from home so that, as a logical outcome, we can patronise local coffee shops and help boost the economy.
No. I don’t care how you wrap that, it is indeed nonsense. I understand that those who rise to high bureaucratic levels have a sturdy tolerance for bullshit but the rest of us? Yeah, nah. That’s remarkably on the nose.
I hope your management people are more realistic?!