Peeps put themselves into groups:
- The jocks.
- The nerds.
- The goths.
- The yaddas.
When you're part of one group, you think of your group as being soooo freeeaaakishly much better than the other groups.
So, you talk about them -- how you dislike their ways of doing things, how they talk, how they behave, how frickin ignorant they are.
Typical Business X
Take a typical business.
- Officers get sweet corner offices.
- Low-rung employees get shoddy benches.
- Salespeople get better food.
- IT team gets bread.
People start separating themselves into groups, increasing rivalry, closing communication, increasing HATER-ATION, and disrupting a cohesive and united business culture that could've changed the %+#@$ world -- but are now resorting to office politics.
How do you get a better business culture?
- Increase motherkuffin communication among everybody.
- If that means playing fun office games with everybody (like chair racing), play some games. Woooohoooo!
- Break down barriers among positions/roles.
- Have executives work in cubicles like everyone else.
Ensure that every member of your entire business is equally valued/cherished, and are part of one united team that's out to fight the world for your customers.
- The more people feel as part of Group X, the more people associate themselves to Group X.
Make Group X your entire company.
Posted on March 30
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