Office Space

Today I am learn­ing about MAP [Managing Accountability and Performance] Goals in a day-long train­ing ses­sion for new hires. These are goals that we set for our­selves to ac­com­plish over the next year. It is all a bunch of self-ag­gran­diz­ing hoo-ha. We have to make up goals that fit with com­pa­ny goals, site goals and team goals while still walk­ing the fine line be­tween com­ing up with goals that can be ac­com­plished in­di­vid­u­al­ly. I don’t want to have a goal of world dom­i­na­tion for ex­am­ple, be­cause that is un­re­al­is­tic for one year. At the same time, start­ing up a to­tal­i­tar­i­an dic­ta­tor­ship in my cube is on the oth­er ex­treme, way to easy. So per­haps en­slav­ing the mem­bers of my team and bind­ing them to my will is a re­al­is­tic goal.

It all re­minds me of that scene in Office Space where Bill Lumbergh is dis­cussing the use of two dif­fer­ent time sheets and then in­tro­duces the Bobs. I’ve got that ar­ti­cle by Derrida that was rec­om­mend­ed the oth­er day to read when things get bor­ing. Time to go.

6 thoughts on “Office Space

  1. Every day I feel like I’m in that movie, or per­haps a soap opera ver­sion of it. .…As the OIT turns.…

  2. Ah..
    M.A.P.

    M.A.P.
    blows ASS!!!

    Have they made you take the “it’s all about you”
    class yet?

  3. luck­i­ly, i did­nt get a job in a cu­bi­cle. i have my own lit­tle cozy of­fice. coun­sel­ing would­nt re­al­ly work in a cu­bi­cle any­way.

  4. I know I will nev­er work in a cu­bi­cle, or with a “team” of oth­ers, or even in a tra­di­tion­al of­fice. I RULE!

  5. Dude, Neal, my friend. You just damned your­self. Because I’m sure each one of us was say­ing the same damn thing be­fore we start­ed work­ing in cu­bi­cle-land. And yet… here we are.

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