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the Big Blog Company | Kicking ass or giving a damn about employees…
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January 30 2005
Kicking ass or giving a damn about employees…
Adriana Cronin-Lukas • Sui Generis 
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For the whole and true story, click on the image. There is not much to add to it apart from restating the Big Blog Company’s ‘hidden’ (well, not really) agenda. Apart from evangelising about blogging, educating the world about blogs and getting companies blog, we also believe that employees are the most important components of most businesses. The assumption is that the basic unit of a company is the individual, not a department, process or even a team. Creativity and innovation comes from individual minds that can collaborate and cooperate to make good ideas happen. Blogs are the perfect tool for the individual and by introducing them to business, they have the potential to influence the way employees interact not only with the outside world but also inside companies.

What Sun is doing, with its ‘eval system’ is short-sighted at best and very wrong at worst. The manager who not only allocated the Exceeded Expectations quota but also had the audacity to argue when reminded of Kathy’s sacrifice that:

That’s not the point. This is simply about numbers. My hands are tied.

was as confused as the donkey who kicked her face. And I don’t think it’s difficult to guess which one felt worse.

Oh, and don’t get me started about companies that use ‘eval systems’ rating their employees according ‘meets expectations’ and ‘exceeds expectations’. Yeah, we are all individuals…

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