2008-12-04 1 1189

TNGDG - Part 2 - Putting things into the right perspective

So lets look at the article a little bit closer and get things straight.


I am not going to comment on every little thing in the article, just 2 to 3 items that need to be sharpened.

1) ... A disgruntled staffer of ...
I had to look up the word in the dictionary (as a none native sometimes you have to do this) to understand what it means.
I am not disgruntled about anything related to that work relationship. I had a great time.
I have left because my contract was running out.

2) ... Torsten Koerting worked for the budget airline in its Brisbane headquarters until last month, when he was knocked back for a promotion and subsequently resigned ...
As mentioned in part 1, I finished up in Mid July because my contract ran out. I wasn't knocked back for a promotion. I applied for a job that I didn't get, that's it. I haven't resigned subsequent to that unsuccessful application, I finished up 4 month before that.

3) ... criticises the company's decision making process ...
We had great and fun situations during a specific project I was pruning for 4 month. The game is picking on these situations. Not a generalisation about the company and its processes and behaviour and culture. Everyone is taking a hit in this game including myself.

4) ... 50 squares to the decision square ...
Actually its not that far. Just 49 squares if you include the hangar. So everybody playing the game (and I highly encourage to print it on A3 hard cover and play it) should be able to make it to the decision square. Please let me know how long it took you.

Bottom Line, it was fun, lots of people had a laugh, especially the ones that worked in the project as there are lots of internal jokes in there that make it even funnier.

So to put it in words of the Management book "Do it yourself"

Fun is not a flashing bow tie.
Fun is being irreverent or tongue in cheek.
Fun is being human, not corporate.
Fun comes from working together.
Fun doesn't behave unprofessionally (we get the job done).
Fun is real.
Fun comes naturally, it's never forced or put on.




  1. Margot Tesch sagt:5. Dezember 2008 um 1:21 (Editieren)
    Hi TJ I like your definition of "fun" at the bottom of this section. An apt reflection for the situation. You might need to change one word in your blog. I think you meant "angles" rather than "ankles". A good post that addressed the facts clearly. Margot

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