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During my years in the corporate world I always had a huge problem with meetings and conferences. I get bored and irritated very easily and please believe me, valuable time that could have been spent on productive management and / or bringing projects to a close, is spent on unnecessary meetings where meaningless topics are discussed. Irritation deluxe.

At some point business-speak became more important than business-planning / management / productivity / profitability / … Rather than the so-called “strategic planning” which the convener usually proclaims to be the purpose, meetings seem to be directed at shifting the blame, griping about real or imagined issues and, of course, impressing the boss. Jockeying for position, it is called. The minions want to impress the boss and the boss desperately wants to impress his / her boss, who attained the senior position in the first place because of his / her ability to talk the talk, rather than walk the walk.

So, the minions sit there quietly, once again being told to hit the ground running. Where to this time? It doesn’t matter, someone has already moved the goalpost. Is the work load not too heavy? No, the way to eat an elephant is one bite at a time. Elephant? I thought we were discussing horseshite. Yes, let’s get back on track and bet from the same race form.

If any issues remain unresolved (meaning all of them), we’ll set up a follow-up meeting. BUT, let’s not flog a dead horse.

Jockey

Terug op die vloer waar die werk op die hoef gedoen word, het iemand nou weer ‘n verkeerde perd opgesaal en die kar is voor die perde.

Wat doen ons nou? Ons gaan nog ‘n dringende vergadering belê. Dalk kort ons ‘n nuwe jokkie, ‘n perd van ‘n ander kleur, iemand wat perdedrolle vir vye kan verkoop.

Ons moet nou saamtrek in die tuig (ons praat nou van karperde?), want aan die einde van die dag sal net die perde wat die hawer verdien, dit kry. Janee, ons soek bonusse – daar hoor jy dit nou uit die perd se bek. Gaan ons nou uiteindelik ‘n strategie uitwerk om die perdewa deur die drif te trek? Gmf, ja, wanneer die perde horings kry.

*Runnik*

Scrapdo2 dankie dat jy my weer herinner het aan donkies en perde en Chris Blignaut. Dis lekker om saam met jou deel te neem aan A-Z Challenge.

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