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'But APART from increased profitability, better customer support, enhanced margins, reduced stress and improved staff morale WHAT is the POINT of all this emphasis on increased PRODUCTIVITY?'
'The good news is that we've created six new jobs...and the better news is that they're all yours.'
"I'm saving all my work till they force me to do it."
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Having everyone do an hour of yoga in the office seemed like a good idea on paper.
"Well we've had our 15% budget cut confirmed, nobody's applied for our vacancies and we're moving the office into a portocabin in the carpark. Item 2 staff morale"
"Complaints are down, naps are up."
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"Good news, Brixton, I've hired a bruiser to knock some sense into you."
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"Encouraging dissent is a good way of finding out who the traitors are."
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"We couldn't afford a real carrot as an incentive, but I found a picture of one online that we can e-mail to staff."
"Holidays are really important for staff wellbeing. Get my backlog cleared and I'll see you in two weeks!"
"Oh, I can be dependable, and for another £200 a week, I can be productive too."
"The endless string of budget cuts are making things impossible. It's the worst part of this job. Having to spread so much time with people at the very end of their tether...people with no hope, no optimism for the future...people in a state of despair! A
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"And the dim fluorescent lighting is meant to emphasize the general absence of hope."
Tags:office layout, office cubicle, office cubicles, fluorescent lighting, fluorescent light, fluorescent lights, interior design, interior designs, interior designer, interior designers, working environment, working environments, work environment, hopeless, hopelessness, office worker, office workers, desk job, desk jobs, mental health, mental state, employee morale
"I can't get over how much more relaxed and productive we've become since that new Moozak system was installed!"
"I see you've heard about the pay freeze."
Positive and Negative Motivation
"Our staff seem to need a larger than average 'stress ball'!"
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"The staff survey shows that signs of stress and depression are going through the roof!"
"What do you prefer to improve your motivation?"
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'I think morale might imrove if you discontinued the 'loser of the week' e-mail.'
"The cuts have made things even worse...It's the worst part of the job. Having to spend so much time with people at the very end of the tether...people with no hope, no optimism for the future, people in a state of despair!"
Tags:cuts, cutbacks, staff room, staff rooms, staffing cut, cutback, cut, staff cuts, staffing cutbacks, staffing cuts, working environment, working environments, office job, office jobs, office worker, office workers, corporate culture, budget cut, budget cuts, employee morale, worker morale, morale problem, morale problems
"Sorry, but we are temporarily closed. Our servers are down."
"We're allowed to hang-up artificial windows now to make our cubicles feel more like home."
"They removed the down button in an effort to boost productivity."
The Shepherd's Staff. . .
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