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Another Year, Another Sequence of Annual Events and Some More Precious Time Wasted

Another year has gone by.

And yet another, but same, sequence of rituals of annual company meet, annual company party, annual company off-site, annual awards, etc. just got over.
It is hard to say what was actually gained at the end of it.

One thing is clear though - some more precious time got wasted.

It is the same bloody shit that has been going on, year after year.

The same exact drama unfolded, once again, in exactly the same bloody sequence.

The clowns again led the show.

And blabbered about their greatness and the greatness of their creation in a drunken stupor.

The stooges meekly went behind the chief clowns in the same, stupid condescending manner.

More standardized list of awards were handed out again - best team, best individual contributor, best manager, best this, best that and what not.

The awards were handed over like lollipops given by the masters to the servants.

There were lot of claps.

There was lot of food.

And yes, there were drinks too sponsored by the owner-masters for all the employee-slaves.

The old boys club continued to display the same sense of sick camaraderie.

Those who were not a part of the inner circle were made to feel unwanted one more time.

The objectives, strategies and plans for the next year were drawn up in as mechanical a way as can be possible without much thoughtful consideration to the business needs of the hour.

The next year has now started.

More of the same things have started to happen one more time.

And very soon there will be another year, another sequence of annual events and some more precious time wasted.

And then the year after that.

This will go on and on and on.

Though change is the only constant, the more one changes the more one remains the same.

And that is true for most of the organizations.

Then there is this big question also.

If not this, then what?

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