For many people, organisational life, as it is today, is a pale reflection of what it could be. A moroseness, a miserableness, a dourness, can settle upon groups and departments, where humour is mostly lame and based on poking fun at each other, at customers and, of course, at the management structure that has spawned such a disappointingly average atmosphere.
Business cleverness, seen from a greater height than many leaders, is usually patently stupid.
Alice in Wonderland herself cannot hold a candle to the even Madder Hatter’s Tea Party that usually masquerades as a Board Meeting.
Management adopts ever more desperate measures to try to justify its increasingly tenuous existence. Often labelled as “much needed change”, consultants are usually only too happy and willing to oblige.