meetings and sabotage

It’s been a while since I’ve written any blog post and even more since I’ve written ten lines or more, so today I will copy something from this pdf that popped in my twitter stream (unfortunately, I didn’t keep a note of the tweet):

  • Insist on doing everything through “channels.” Never permit short-cuts to be taken in order to expedite decisions.
  • Make “speeches,” Talk as frequently as possible and at great length., Illustrate your. “points.. by long anecdotes and accounts of personal experiences. Never hesitate to make a few appropriate “patriotic”-comments.
  • When possible, refer all matters to committees, for “further study and consideration.” Attempt to make the committees as large as possible – never less than five.
  • Bring up irrelevant issues as frequently as possible.
  • Haggle over precise wordings of communications, minutes, resolutions.
  • Refer back to matters decided upon at the last meeting and attempt to re-open the question of the advisability of that decision.
  • Advocate “caution.” Be unreasonable and urge your fellow-conferees to be “reasonable” and avoid haste which might result in embarrassments or difficulties later on.
  • Be worried about the propriety of any decision – raise the question of whether such action as is contemplated Hes within the jurisdiction of the group 01’whether it might conflict with the policy of some higher echelon.

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