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How To Budget Your Way To Irrelevance
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DAVIDINIL
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DAVIDINIL,
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11/4/2013 | 8:12:19 PM
re: How To Budget Your Way To Irrelevance
I agree w/ Mr. Jindal in theory. Problem is, how do you quickly move people around from one place in the organization to the other? From unproductive uses (where they have expertise) to productive uses (where they have no expertise). People are not cogs in a wheel that you can just swap in and out. I may have more expertise than anyone in shipping and logistics but move me to mainline manufacturing and I am worthless. By the time I come up to speed on manufacturing, there would be the next new thing that I would need to be moved to.
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rradina,
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10/31/2013 | 11:21:36 PM
re: How To Budget Your Way To Irrelevance
I worked for a company where we missed our planned targets. The CEO addressed the company and, with a straight face, told everyone that we're still very profitable and I reassured everyone that you don't "save your way to success". Then he proceed to cut employees, freeze salaries, cut benefits and look for every possible opportunity to save money up to and including cutting custodial and building maintenance services to the point where employees emptied their own trash cans, the bathrooms were filthy and the building started to have pest problems (insects).

I agree with your article but I'm skeptical the all mighty bean counters can be contained.


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