Sunday, April 27, 2008

Defining Roles vs Rolls

As in any company, we just went through another management reorganization. This one was interesting, in that no worker-bees changed roles. It was repeatedly stressed that we needed to keep on doing what ever it is we do. Only we reported to new managers. At least some do. My new manager and I were discussing if this is the second or third time he has “been your manager”.
All the meetings took up most of the day. They started with a WEB cast showing the why, what, who stuff and took some questions. That took about an hour and a half. Our upper level manager scheduled an in-the-building lunch to talk with our group. It was nice that they provided lunch.
What got me, was that the WEB cast kept talking about “roles”. This role being needed by the company, that role being filled by that group.
They were talking about these roles.

It can be a universal problem to define roles. While surfing the internet, I found this story about an actress, her “rolls” and roles.

Peter Sellers used multiple roles to his advantage.

All I could keep thinking about were these rolls

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