Friday, May 9, 2008

Geek Humor in the Workplace

Yesterday, I was in a meeting to discuss the concept of aligning peoples' abilities with the project work that we have coming down the pike. Our company wants to align people with a tier structure to monitor what level of projects (in size and complexity) they've successfully completed in the past. The theory is, of course, that past performance is the best predictor of future results. We're to believe this in the people management domain, but we are told not to believe this in the money management domain.

Anyway, as I was sitting there listening to the presenter give an example of a project that might require a Tier 3H project manager with advanced skills in meeting facilitation and business knowledge in specific product line X. In my mind, I translated this as, "We need a fifth level magic-user/thief with a specialization in illusion spells and a resistance to mind control psionics."

1 comment:

Bill said...

A mortician might be a good idea, too, just in case.