Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Believe me when I say that delaying having children (or better yet, not having them at all) is better all around for the company. Employees are less distracted by parental obligations, and they are far less likely to get depressed without children.
Thursday, September 23, 2010
Monday, September 20, 2010
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
I'm normally not a fan of film since it's a time waster. But I found this animation to be heart-warming. The way the boss is constantly phoning the employee, working her through overtime hours, demanding immediate action on numerous tasks, and even stopping her from jumping off a building so she can finish more work. It's a beautiful illustration of how to crush your employees spirit so you can maximize the amount of work you get out of your workers. I know it's an idealized film, but I (and all pointy haired bosses) should aspire to be as slave-driving.
Friday, September 10, 2010
Wednesday, September 8, 2010
"Psychologists have discovered that self-control is an exhaustible resource. And I don’t mean self-control only in the sense of turning down cookies or alcohol, I mean a broader sense of self-supervision—any time you’re paying close attention to your actions..."
This is an argument for the hierarchical boss-employee organization. Self control is a limited resource. Once the employees' self-control is exhausted (which doesn't take long, believe me), the boss needs to exert his control over the underling worker. Sometimes you get an ornery employee who insists on controlling his own actions. That's when you resort to your PHB bag o' tricks. Just wear the troublesome employee down until they are exhausted into submission. Remove their self control via exhaustion, and you then have control.