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Soul crushing

March 18, 2008

By sheer coincidence yesterday’s Dilbert cartoon and the delightful Paye’s Grey by Chris Priestley from the New Statesman both picked up on the way that organisational cultures can destroy ideas. I reproduce both below.

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Just in case the words are a bit blurred in the latter case then here is the text by frame

  • Pooley Bridge always looked for that certain something in an employee …
  • That spark of originality …
  • That special quality that set them apart.
  • Then crushed it.

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