Category: #Dysfunction

When swinging the lead is too heavy to bother

To swing the lead, according to the Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English, is ‘to avoid work by pretending to be ill‘. Having witnessed colleagues’ behaviour for over 30 years, I believe the lead often swings because people cannot be bothered travelling, or need an extra 

Robbing Peter to pay Paul

The notion of rushing ahead without addressing initial concerns contains a fundamental flaw. Many organisations operate to an out-of-control beat; quick fixes, easy wins and rough drafts are preferable to doing something properly. The flaw (or incompetence): organisations state they have no time to do