The boss has been given the responsibility of fixing the problems caused by his lack of qualification to manage.
The boss hires a time management consultant.
The consultant give the presentation. The consultant hands out Day-timers. (Or whatever is now fashionable. Everyone engages in much upbeat chatter about how positive they all feel about what they've learned.
It doesn't work.
The Boss puts pressure on the employees.
"The company paid for that programme to help you."
"There is no I in team."
"People, we have to co-operate. We all have to work together to succeed."
"Success comes in cans not can'ts."
The real problems are never solved. Things do not get better. The boss blames the employees.
The employees try to explain what the real problems are.
The boss says, "Don't play the blame game."
The whole time-management thing is scrapped. (Some of the problems do resolve themselves.)
Then, 20 years later, I clicked onto a discussion about time-management.
Repeat as needed.
Let's get together in 20 years to discuss it again.
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