Work is often formalized insanity - try and find a job with early retirement options and hope you have enough of your mind left to enjoy life. There are still some bosses who demand telepathic abilities from their workforce.
The secret goals have to be sneaked in sometime. Usually the boss mumbles something and we just put up with it. Then ten months later we find out the secret goal and the boss says, "but don't you remember the team event when I told you during the kayak peddling that you should hummpf mummf wordpf shulupf?". "Come on man, if you misunderstand something, you should be proactive about it and ask!".