Wednesday, August 20, 2008

All Aboard the Failboat


This week, there's been a lot of perceived process fail on campus. Lack of communication, lack of direction, reorgs lacking any clear purpose, people at cross purposes, unrealistic timelines, etc.

This cartoon started out to be a commentary on the general cluelessness of administration, but ended up being as much a commentary on our relentless griping about the cluelessness of administrators. Don't get me wrong, I'm as guilty (if not more so) than anyone else, but I don't think it's advancing our cause any.

We need to do our work well enough to try to get administrators to understand the value of what we're doing and the fact that there are processes that work - and work for a reason. Not always possible, but communication is a two way street.

That's why it's 'all aboard the failboat'. If we fail, we all fail together. That's when the finger-pointing begins.

4 comments:

Patrick said...

I get sea sick.

Yet Another Girl said...

How about a big flashing neon-organge and green 500 x 500 image "PAY TUITION HERE"

;>

Misanthropic Meanderings said...

I feel certain you've been watching our top secret design meetings.

rstackhouse said...

Sounds like you are suffering from too much management and no clear leadership.

This is starting to sound like a worldwide pandemic.