1. We grow by shrinking.
2. We listen to our employees by not asking for their opinion, ignoring their words when offered anyway and by firing anyone who dares to speak out.
3. We invest in people who turn over quickly.
4. We show our value of staff by cutting positions and reducing hours.
5. We support employees dealing with stressful work by cutting the rate employees earn paid time off, hiding it deep in series of policy updates.
6. Our employees, our most valuable asset, get no raises most years
7. We take a long term approach by selling out to the highest bidder
8. We manage by whim & impulse, delegating blame when things go poorly.
9. We focus on the big picture by micromanaging.
10. We prioritize image management over substance.
11. Our Human Abuse Department is unparalleled and leaves high marks.
12. We provide exceptional service which is a best mediocre.
This leads to the famous quote by Astronomer Carl Sagan:
"One of the saddest lessons of history is this: If we’ve been bamboozled long enough, we tend to reject any evidence of the bamboozle. We’re no longer interested in finding out the truth. The bamboozle has captured us. It’s simply too painful to acknowledge, even to ourselves, that we’ve been taken. Once you give a charlatan power over you, you almost never get it back.”
My site is deep in the bamboozle with layers of charlatan's imposing their distorted will. I don't think this will end with a buyout. Charlatans will have new executives/investors to bamboozle. Meanwhile, due diligence is killing us.
Anonymous (from Gentiva)