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.