20 Signs you are stuck at a calcified mediocre company

1. The in-house PowerPoint presentations are always 10+ slides and each slide is crammed with more words and graphs than a 6 pm bombay local.
2. ….which the presenter on a con-call/meeting reads line by line. verryyy Slowly.
3. No meeting ever starts and ends on time and sticks only to the agenda
4. There are no set clear goals so people obsesses and focus on behaviors
5. The DON’T List is longer than the DO list.
6. The dress code is more than 20 words long. (Google’s dress code: You must wear clothes)
7. Firing takes longer than hiring
8. They frisk you at work
9. Everything is done either on excel or PowerPoint. No one has heard about Dropbox/Basecamp.
10. There is a deep and rich culture of CC’ing and BCC’ing everyone and his aunt on all emails
11. Stock solution to an client escalation/complaint is  “Standardization!” or More QC’ing. If all else fails, Six Sigma it.
12. Candor is considered a deadly sin.
13. The Q&A session after a presentation is even more tepid and boring than the boring presentation
14. You have to sign into a ‘log book’ for everything and everywhere
15. People prefer emailing versus picking up the phone or walking across to the colleague
16. Everything needs an approval email from your boss
17. People use ‘Sir’ when speaking to or about a senior colleague
18. There are emails that start with “Dear All”
19. People are expected to bond at ‘Off sites’ over ‘Trust falls’
20. No one tweets at/about your workplace


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