Tuesday, March 18, 2008

This is what I love about corporate america.

A risk management group of a corporation decides there shall be NO extra stuff included in an e-mail signature. NOTHING. No smiley faces, no weird statements, no declarations of faith. Multicolored is okay. Different fonts, fine. But nothing else!!! Got it? It's been plastered all over the place. If you don't know that by now, then you've been in a work-induced coma for a week.

A week later.....

A group of managers decide that a small part of the big corporation should have a byline. Yes, a byline. (Please refer to my post about innovation for my feelings regarding buzzwords.) Said byline will be included in every person's e-mail signature -- or, at least, those that work for the small part of big corporation, and those that follow instructions blindly.

Gotta love it.

Side note: My feelings for bylines (unless extremely clever or tongue and cheeky) are the same as those of mission statements - totally pointless and a waste of time to write. How many mission statements do you read on a daily basis? How many do you notice? Yeah, now you've flocked to my side. Come on little sheepies, come on.

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