Sunday, July 27, 2008

This Is What's Wrong With Business Communication Today

It's been a rough few weeks at work, with a major project taking over many of our lives. I don't even know how many dinners I ate at the office. Too many. But we should be out of the woods at this point, and I hope to avoid similar efforts in the future.

I do have one observation from this whole experience, related to poor business communication.

In a meeting earlier this week, one participant suddenly started handing out chocolate bars. In the disarray that followed as everyone reached for the candy, another guy stated, only partially tongue-in-cheek: "I didn't know you'd be implementing a food distribution program."

This would be otherwise known -- to normal people -- as "handing out snacks."


sara said...

Oh boy! That is too funny - I'm all for the handing out of snacks and I'm not going into food distrubution, LOL! And it was chocolate - excellent choice on their part. Some people are so goofy in their comments, don't you think? Hope work settles down soon and you get a little break :-)

caramama said...

That's hysterical!

I hope you are off the hook now and able to enjoy a normal work-life balance.