Archive | July 2014

You’ve Been Granted Three Corporate Wishes…

Imagine one day, while scrounging around that creepy storage room at the office, you dust off an old bottle of toner ink.   Suddenly, a swirling cloud of cyan-colored smoke appears, and the Corporate Genie materializes to grant you three new corporate policies – anything you wish!

Which changes would you enact?  Mine are below (with no insinuations about my current or previous employers).

1) Any changes to the travel expense policy that shift financial or administrative burden to the traveling employee must be written while seated in a middle seat, in coach, on the second leg of an itinerary.

2) Corporate IT must develop an e-mail filter to block as SPAM, anyone who hits “reply all” to a large group e-mail, only to write, “Thanks!” to the original sender.  The offending party shall automatically be sent an e-mail containing the dictionary definition of the word, “all.”

3) Forms will not be rejected and sent back to the submitting employee with explicit instructions on how to change one piece of information and re-submit the form.  Instead, the reviewing employee will just make the damn change and be done with it.

Can you limit your own list to just three?  I’d love to read your alternatives!