A new column that will be weekly…or not. Will last..or not. Sometimes I read, hear, see things that are not worth a post but that I feel like sharing like I would do at the cofee machine, around a drink or a lunch…
Heard during a conversation
â€¢ â€œSince they are not provided with the tools they need, some of our employees use Facebook groups to share informations and documents. And when it’s about docs whose addressee is the CEO…â€. Anonymous.
â€¢ â€œWe dematerialized a 25 steps process. After eliminating from it people whose job was to pick up information and transmit it For Information only 2 steps remained.â€. Anonymous.
â€¢ â€œShare value droped…but there are more terrible things in the world”. Franck Riboud (Danone’s CEO) atÂ Danone Explorers. Was he thinking about other companies that are in a more dangerous situation, or perhaps his thought were still in Bengladesh for he just talked about and enlighten Danone’s people face every time they mention it. Perhaps it’s the “dual project” effect that, when times are bad, makes people proud of the way they do business ?
â€¢ â€œmanagers don’t have time to make their team progress nor to network. Worse, as time passes by, they forget it’s a part of their job and they don’t bring the added value they were hired forâ€. A consultant / professor.
â€¢ â€œNone of our High PotentiaIs want to work for our IT deptâ€. Anonymous. At first glance it may sound funny, but with a little distance it’s scaring.
â€¢ â€œMost of time, true entrepreneurs are very bad managers and good managers are very bad entrepreneurs. But it’s logical”. A friend.
â€¢ Wikinomics will become a film. It’s called Us Now.
â€¢ I’m reading Goldratt’s “The Goal” for the umpteenth time and I still find many precious things in. It also gave me an idea…something I want to explore under the form of a conversation in this blog. Wait and see..