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A co-worker shared a story about his previous employer…a story about corporate silliness gone wrong.
Apparently, the CEO was into “team-building” and often used the brilliant “bus” analogy from Jim Collins book – Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap… and Others Don’t
“Get the right people on the bus, get the wrong people off the bus and put the right people in the right place in the bus.”
Ok. Makes sense when thinking about how to build a good company. Where the CEO went silly, was to present bus driver hats to each employee. He even encouraged his people to wear them.
Imagine walking down the hallway at work and bumping into Ed from Finance, who is wearing his Ralph Kramden bus driver hat. How silly. I’m sure that hat will help Ed do his job better.
Should have handed out “I Ride the Short Bus” t-shirts too.
The bus stops here.