A sadistic and senseless activity carried out by departmental managers
to reassert their power
over underlings when their previous cynical management
strategies such as teamwork
and front line empowerment
have accidentally worked more effectively than could have ever been predicted. Office reorganisation involves creating a fictional reason for getting employees
to throw out all their previous years' work
, breaking up close collegial relationships and generally restoring a feeling of fear and intimidation which result in the employee
realising once again who is in charge.
Manager: Well Bill, it looks like you'll need to move desks to the corner over there in the office reorganisation.
Bill: But I'm working quite well here next to Sandra. Also I have a lot of work to do at the moment.
Manager: Don't be a cunt Bill. Do what you're told. The office reorganisation takes top priority. Just get it done.