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Who Are "They" Anyway - Part XXXIII

By 800-CEO-READ, published August 9, 2004, at 1:33 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

Oh, yeah, thats a good one,       he nodded. Ive struggled with the very same question myself. Right.

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Who Are "They" Anyway - Part XXXII

By 800-CEO-READ, published August 9, 2004, at 1:32 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

Oh, I dont wanna bore you with all the gory details Lets just say Im havin a bad day. Yeah?       his raised eyebrow             continued to query.

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Who Are "They" Anyway - Part XXXI

By 800-CEO-READ, published August 9, 2004, at 1:27 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

I pushed open       the bathroom door             and walked in. The place       was empty except for one guy       washing his hands             at one of the sinks. I went to another sink       and turned on the faucet.

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Who Are "They" Anyway - Part XXX

By 800-CEO-READ, published August 9, 2004, at 1:25 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

Im going to stop at the restroom here and wash my hands,       I told her. Thanks again for your time. Sure, anytime,       she waved             as she continued                   down the hall.

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Who Are "They" Anyway - Part XXI

By 800-CEO-READ, published August 6, 2004, at 8:09 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

I arrived at the building all glass and chrome, and pushed my way through the revolving door and followed the signs to the Finance Department. . Excuse me, miss,       I inquired at the information desk, I was directed here to meet with they -- can you let them know Im here?

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Who Are "They" Anyway - Part XXIX

By 800-CEO-READ, published August 6, 2004, at 8:08 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

Oh, its OK,       I said, At this point I dont think anyone can help. It doesnt appear that anyone is responsible for anything! I think Ill just go to the cafeteria and get a cup of coffee.

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Who Are "They" Anyway - Part XXVIII

By 800-CEO-READ, published August 6, 2004, at 8:07 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

I didnt reply. I just sat there, taking in what she had said. I was out of steam.

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Who Are "They" Anyway - Part XXVII

By 800-CEO-READ, published August 6, 2004, at 8:06 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

I know just what you mean,       she nods             sympathetically. Its my understanding that they are all in the Line departments you know, Operations. Im in H.

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Who Are "They" Anyway - Part XXVI

By 800-CEO-READ, published August 6, 2004, at 8:05 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

I dont know,       I replied wearily. Maybe its hopeless. Ive been trying to find this they that I hear people talking about all the time.

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Who Are "They" Anyway - Part XXV

By 800-CEO-READ, published August 6, 2004, at 8:04 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

Just then, a cheery woman from Human Resources walked in. I understand youre having a problem,       she said in her             most soothing voice. Im so sorry.

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Who Are "They" Anyway - Part XXIV

By 800-CEO-READ, published August 6, 2004, at 1:54 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

As I sat there       cooling my heels, I noticed a copy of our organizations annual report       on the table             next to my chair. I picked it up       and started             thumbing through it. Our workplace looked so rosy       depicted on             the slick pages smiling employees       of all             colors and hues, dignified executives       exuding power and confidence             from their pinstripes.

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Who Are "They" Anyway - Part XXIII

By 800-CEO-READ, published August 6, 2004, at 1:44 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

Im sorry, Im so sorry,       I hastened to say. Im not angry with you; Im just tired of looking here, there, and everywhere. Please accept my apology.