AUCKLAND, Today: “While statistically there’s very little actual danger involved in sitting behind a desk, all those coffee breaks, and PowerPoint presentations can really take their toll,” writes business columnist Paul Catmur in the weekend’s Herald On Sunday.
“Which is why in 1860 an innovative French monk called Francois Jollie invented Corporate Entertainment and the world of business found its true purpose.
“Corporate Entertainment is an abbreviation for: Doing whatever you want to do, only doing it when you’re supposed to be at work, and having someone else pay for it.
“Ihe more senior you are, and the more vital your work is to the business, the more time you should spend not doing it.”
“It’s a vital part of business, particularly in my old industry of advertising where some individuals spent all their time going on jollies, with an occasional meeting thrown in to break up the monotony.
“It may sound counter-intuitive, but the general rule is that the more senior you are, and thus the more vital your work is to the business, the more time you should spend not doing it.
“I always wanted to join their ranks but sadly I wasn’t good enough at my job to be able to do it from a restaurant. Or even from the office, for that matter.”
- Read the full column here
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