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March 28, 2006

Minding your Ps & Qs

Ok. So you throw tantrums at your dinner table every night. Make a fuss about whats cooked, talk endlessly over the phone while chomping loudly on your morsels, refuse to pass the bowls, and spill water over the table. How disgusting! Someone's going to have to teach you how to behave!

Hmm...so microinequities it is. I like the term. For one, its clinical feel cleverly conceals the hurt, the insult, the anger that inevitably follow it. And ofcourse, the less touchy-feely and more business-like the term, the more palatable it is in our conference rooms right?

And while we are at it- how about something on microinequities against prospective employees?

>> Keeping candidates waiting for hours to do that interview?
>> Attending to phone calls and mails while interviewing?
>> Not knowing the job specs of the position you are interviewing for?
>> Calling candidates for endless interview rounds because few people can’t sit around the table and arrive at a decision?
>> During the interview, asking downright offensive questions like“Why should I hire you?” (I’m sure there’s a better way of asking “how can you value add to the job / organization”)

What....did I just hear you say that you need a metric to evaluate the impact of these changed behaviours?


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