On Tuesday, 21 February 2017 16:14:12 UTC, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
Fall short of what exactly ?.
My students ask me why the product they ordered with free UK delivery hasn't arrived in a couple of days, I have to point out that they have ordered it from china most likely.
A 'prime' example can you order this so I can have it before the weekend.
(Amazon.com product link shortened)87694037&sr=8-2&keywords=OV2640
I said if he can find it in stock from a UK supplier then perhaps.
On Thu, 23 Feb 2017 22:08:48 +0000, charles wrote:
IIRC it's slightly more subtle that that. "In a hierarchical
organisation, people tend to be promoted *beyond* their level of
competence. Any useful work in the organisation is done by people who are
still competent in their positions."
I read the book at Uni - first year. Not because anyone recommended it,
it was in the library (original 1960s edition) unread for years. I can
honest class it as a life changing book, as it is 100% accurate in
observation, analysis, and conclusion.
The problem - very real - is that people don't realise they are
incompetent until it's too late.
There is a solution to the problem, though. It'll never happen though.
On Mon, 27 Feb 2017 09:37:18 +0000, Jethro_uk wrote:
Exactly. I first heard about it in Cyril Northcote Parkinson's book,
"Parkinson's Law". I found that *very* interesting, and still have the
copy I bought decades ago. Lots of useful advice on running committees,
I got even more useful advice when Parkinson retired to Canterbury and I
goit to know him at various dinners!
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If say working in a department, many genuinely think they could do the
next job up well. But only find they can't when actually given it. Decent
management would provide training attachments where it could be seen if
they are capable of progressing. But this is far more difficult to do for
the very senior positions or position.
But of course why spend money on training when you can simply get someone
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The problem with that mindlessly superficial line is that there
are fuck all managerial jobs compare with the average wage slave.
Even sillier than you usually manage. Its only the
most stupid that cant do the most basic jobs in
a supermarket or factory or retail operation or
anything else. You don't even have to be able
to make change anymore, the machine tells you.
Why would a company have a rule that said that people can't be promoted on
That seems to be the ultimate in creating dissatisfied employees for
usually, no benefit.
I can see that it might makes sense in an environment where it is absolutely
necessary for subordinates to "follow order" such as the Police/Fire service
(but there you would almost never promote someone who wasn't qualified to be
promoted, just to get them out of the way)
but beyond that, it's an absolutely nonsensical corporate policy
The place I worked until recently had a "No promotions in place" rule. They
also had an enforced bell curve on annual reviews, so if you had a team
of 4 people, one of them had to be ranked "Unsatisfactory", even if
they were all brilliant.
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