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Aug 8, 2009
Aug 3, 2009
My company has a 212 program for excelled teamwork and I swear this is how it was conceived. This is to close and that is about how you feel when you get it.
Aug 3, 2009
I recall a story in the Dilbert Principle about this, only the group making the "quality process" awards decided to give the award to themselves.
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Aug 3, 2009
This kicks off the following reasoning in me.

- People need an illusion of career growth thereby contributing to the company growth.
- The playing along is marketing to customers in itself. "Teamwork building stuff for you" is what customers and investors want to see.
- These awards sometimes give new scapegoats the illusion of working in a good place to work.
- These awards give middle management some stars for their own careers.
- These awards supplement incompetent salaries by playing on employee sentiments. The sort of thing between being recognized and not being paid.
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Aug 2, 2009
PHB looks soooo evil in panel #3 with his hair/horns sticking out of his head!
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