Here is a tongue-and-cheek list of rules that you DON’T want your workplace to adopt!

1. Do not discuss the undiscussable;
2. Feelings are undiscussable in the workplace;
3. Never say exactly what you mean to the person who most needs to hear it;
4. One mistake and you’re out;
5. We’ll take credit for your good ideas and punish you for your failures;
6. Everything you are belongs to the company;
7. Do as we say and don’t ask questions;
8. You’re not here to enjoy yourself; you’re here to work;
9. Don’t try to change anything.

SOURCE: Wright, L. and Smye, M. (1996). Corporate abuse: How “lean and mean” robs people and profits. Toronto: Key Porter Books, pp. 76-78.

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