Apparatus & Equipment, Health & Safety, Leadership

See Me Tomorrow

Issue 7 and Volume 172.

editor’s opinion ❘ By BOBBY HALTON   The story goes that the chief calls or sends you a message—years ago, a memo; today, an e-mail, a voicemail, or a text. According to the legend, it goes something like, “See me tomorrow, my office, 0900.” The setup is that you don’t have much of a relationship with the chief—fact is, you might have some differences with her. To make it even more intriguing, this is not a department where you normally visit the chief’s office, and being summoned generally is not a good thing. The trap is set, the fuse is lit, and now you get to fill in the blanks. The time between your appointment and receiving the note is where we find human nature at work. Although we humans are normally pretty optimistic creatures, we are also very aware of the dominance hierarchy. To quote George Orwell in his…

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