Re: Better people

Michael S. Lorrey (
Tue, 08 Jun 1999 09:23:36 -0400

Harvey Newstrom wrote:

> Now try this one: A large corporation who gives me my security consulting
> assignments just changed the definition of "meeting objectives" for the
> year. Our new objectives are that "we will exceed objectives." I'm not
> sure if by exceeding objectives, I am now merely meeting them. Nor am I
> sure how to exceed them anymore. The explanation of the new policy also
> stated that unlike last year, because of the higher standards, most
> employees will be rated below average, while only a few will make it up to
> average ratings.

SOunds like a Dilbertism. Maybe your boss took the mission statement generator on the Dilbert Zone seriously... better tell Scott Adams, I'm sure he'd love this story.

Mike Lorrey