Quote to Note: Management Wisdom

June 24, 2012

I love management wisdom published by the New York Times, an outfit working to inject technologists into its management structure. Yes.

Source: http://www.thecollaredsheep.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/Cubicle-Farm-Motivational-Poster-e1308823639347.jpg

Navigate to the your local vendor of newspapers (good luck with that). Purchase the June 24, 2012, New York Times which contains news as fresh as two day tuna, and read “Who Made That Cubicle?” in the New York Times Magazine. (Fees may apply, but the Sunday newspaper is just $6 in rural Kentucky. You will find the quote below on page 19 as the last paragraph of a Dilbert-type story: “Not all organizations are intelligent and progressive, Propst [the father of the Dilbert cubicle] two years before he died in 2000.” Now the keeper:

Lots are run by crass people. They make little, bitty cubicles and stuff people in them. Barren rat hole places.” He spent his last years apologizing for his utopia.

Ah, irony. Utopia. Are any search and content processing vendors relying on cubicles? Probably not. Enlightened management. Don’t trip over the scooters, volleyball, or crate of organic protein bars.

Stephen E Arnold, June 24, 2012

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