Back at the ranch

 There is a magnetic whiteboard hanging in The Bean Barn.

If you’ve not yet seen it, look to your left as you walk in the front door on your next visit. On it you will find dozens of single magnetic words, all in the flavour of the oofice – including those awful weasel words like ‘strategic’, ‘opportunity’ and ‘innovation’. Don’t get me wrong – there’s nothing bad about the words themselves. But in the office where they are often combined in long, ill-fitting sentences, they can take on a whole new meaning. Of saying nothing at all.

So why do I mention it? Because people have been creating their own short ‘poetic’ works on the whiteboard. Some of them are little short of true Office Philosophy. Here are a few two- and three-line gems:

synergistic knowledge
is a nap opportunity

cross-function sex
can maximise economy

never with corporate paradigm
will I compete
if boss pleases me

corporate paradigm cross-functions
with global monkey business
to identify collaborative economy


Beautiful, yes? Maybe it’s the caffeine. Thanks to everyone who has made the board what it is today… Keep going!

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