(1). The ridiculous corporate practice of punishing your employees by assigning them a new desk each day. One day, you’re sitting next to the hot babe from HR, and the next, it’s Earl from Data Management Tech who likes to sing along to the soft rock station he’s streaming on his Toughbook.
“So, our company started hoteling last month. It’s supposed to foster the exchange of ideas across different areas of the firm. The only problem is – all we talk about is how much we hate hoteling.”
(1). When management thinks they are smarter than everyone else, including their regulators.
(2). When management thinks they can simply manage their way out of anything.
“Well, Ken…I think there’s a little institutional arrogance coming out of the executive office on this Reg. W thing. If it were me, I probably wouldn’t have opened the meeting by calling the Fed examiners a bunch of pencil-pushing bureaucrats. But, that’s just me.”