13 Traits of Lousy Corporate Culture

Today’s post is a bit, how to say it?  Tongue in cheek?  Bittersweet?  Ironic?
A short list of traits found in a company, an entirely fictitious company I assure you, having a lousy corporate culture.  If this list is familiar, it surely is time to update your LinkedIn Profile!

  1. Nothing is so good that fault can’t be found.
  2. Someone must be blamed.
  3. Messengers are for shooting.
  4. The beatings will continue until morale improves.
  5. It’s all about me.
  6. Are you an idiot?
  7. Pile on, kick him when he’s down!
  8. Take the path of least resistance.
  9. My boss is your problem.
  10. The best defense is a good offense.
  11. “Requirements” is a four-letter word.
  12. “Happy” beats “Right” every time.
  13. Don’t make me the smartest guy in the room.

Are you still reading?  I thought you already would’ve quit and run out of your employer’s office!

There are surely more traits like these, enough more to fill a second slide in the quarterly BOD deck.  But continuing to list them would be far too depressing. Let’s stop, while at least some of the traits are vaguely funny.