Tuesday, May 01, 2007

'Nice' is the new 'You're fired!'

Although ‘Sir’ Alan can still reel ‘em in with the best of them by snarling curmudgeonly advice at bewildered ‘management’ types his days as the archetypal businessman may be numbered. In workplaces the world over, being nice is fast becoming the new black…

Don’t believe me? Check out this link from Penelope Trunk (which I found via Louise’s blog) that extols the virtues of a spot of home baking for your beloved colleagues and this post (link via Alex the CHO) describing a novel approach to falling profits by a McDonalds franchisee (in fact check out the blog that link comes from generally for 'nice examples, it's called The Nice Blog for a reason!).

2 comments:

Bev said...

Do you know what, I am going to give this a try, just to see if we can prove the point! I will bake some cupcakes tonight - and I never bake! Never let it be said Omni are too cool for cupcakes!!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the cupcakes Bev, they are the perfect thursday morning pick me up. And thanks to James for the idea. Bring on the next lot.