Work Culture


Office Politic:


Bullshit Job:

  1. flunkies, who serve to make their superiors feel important, e.g., receptionists, administrative assistants, door attendants, makers of websites whose sites neglect ease of use and speed for looks.
  2. goons, who act to harm or deceive others on behalf of their employer, e.g., lobbyists, corporate lawyers, telemarketers, public relations specialists, community managers
  3. duct tapers, who temporarily fix problems that could be fixed permanently, e.g., programmers repairing bloated code, airline desk staff who calm passengers whose bags do not arrive
  4. box tickers, who create the appearance that something useful is being done when it is not, e.g., survey administrators, in-house magazine journalists, corporate compliance officers, quality service manager
  5. taskmasters, who manage—or create extra work for—those who do not need it, e.g., middle management, leadership professionals[2][1]

Safe To Fail Environment

  • Do we encourage this “safe to fail” environment in our team?
  • Do we as a leader regularly giving and receiving feedback?
  • Do I create an environment where my team can give any feedback to me?
  • If someone in my team makes mistakes, as a leader what do I do?
  • As a leader, if I made mistakes, what did I do?