Posted by sean on October 18, 2007 at 11:16 pm in Work Activities with No Comments


This week on my management course, or “David Brent Training” as Sam refers to it, I learnt all about delegating tasks. I’m not currently in a management or supervisory role, but a lot of what I learnt I have noticed from those currenlty above me… “File this for me, get this for me, suck this for me.…” – don’t worry; that quote is from Peep Show and not from a real life experience of mine.

Along with being forced to write a boring assessment and have mind-numbing conversations with my fellow learners, we also watched a video – always a good way to get the attention of weary students, or giving them an excuse to have a quick sleep.

Unlike the last session, this weeks training video didn’t feature the likes of the genius, John Cleese. Instead a bunch of cockney-wideboys acted (poorly) in a short film about WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU DON’T DELEGATE. The video looked like it was set in the 1970’s and judging by the quality of the audio on the cassette, it had probably been made back then too. Every now and then, mid-conversation, the actors would change from annoying stereotypical cockneys into a deep, slurred, Darth Vadars, as the well-worn video tape tried to prevent itself from snapping in two. A comical moment in an overall boring video.

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