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Aug 16, 2009
Yes, this happens in most companies, especially in big ones (500 people) where there's plenty of 'hot air blowing at the top level' (read people who do nothing besides speaking :)).
Also, it has been observed that once the first one or two approve an action, the rest just blindly approve it as a formality. That's what they are paid for actually.
And where the heck do these guys learn phrases like 'consensus building', 'lack of buy-in' and 'flailing around in futility'? Management school?
 
 
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Aug 11, 2009
I like to sit and do nothing while pretending to flail around in futility. It's pretty easy to fake a flail; just act stressed out on the phone and give vague, irritated answers to questions, and people will leave you alone.
 
 
Aug 10, 2009
@pdanza
It is decisive decision grasped in his fist of God.
 
 
Aug 10, 2009
Darn, it never occurred to me before, but now that I think of it that did happen a lot at the last large company I worked for.
 
 
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Aug 10, 2009
@pdanza They are movement lines, means he's shaking his hand
 
 
 
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