Once upon a time, in the corporate world, managers go out in a sort of retreat for a couple of days to define the strategic plan for the next 5 years. On those days, with door closed, they review the good, the not so good and the bad moves occurred during the period. Conclusions and promises are made. And like new year’s resolution a list of new purposes and objectives are defined with the best of the intentions.
When they go back to the headquarters, they prepared campaigns to communicate enthusiastically all the new goals and purposes. Most of the times, the employees received them with grim humor and with “just more work to do” attitude. Finally after 6 months or so, the list of 20 new projects, is reduced to three big projects, that takes a double time than expected.
I have seen the above several times, in big corporations…
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