15 Jan 2004

E s Are Good

I am in the flow of these pointless memos now. I have stopped talking to my team. When they speak to me, I am referring them to their mailbox, then sending an instant message.

I am beginning to master the art of ‘the thinly veiled threat’, which is the mainstay of all Team Manager communication.

“Well done. We were the top of the table this week. Our wrap-time has gone down. Our sales are up.

I am concerned at the log on times. This must improve. You know who you are.”

I’d never actually speak in this way. Putting things in e-mail seems to give me a licence to be a bastard.

Tony Soprano would be proud of me.