The new team is coming together. Strategy meetings have been ongoing. The master manager has been coordinating with his direct reports, who have been coordinating with their direct reports, one of which called me today to set up the next phase. The next phase is an online meet and greet to share the vision with the rest of us and ask for feedback. It's scheduled to last an hour, on Thursday.
As part of the prep, my boss, one of the direct reports' direct reports, told me of some exciting developments, to wit, the whole budget had been approved. All the monies we'd asked for was being given to us. Nothing had been cut nor reduced.
And they'd gone back and asked for more money, and that was given to them as well, and then, they went back for more money and that was given to them.
This is, in my history with this company and the one it bought, the first time that everything asked for was given to us. Does it show they're really serious this time? Well, money talks. I don't know how many times projects, products, acquisitions, and new hires have been approved, except there's no money available, aw, too bad, guess we won't be doing that. They could just be feeding us a line, keeping us happy, lulling us, by telling us that everything we asked for was given. Don't laugh, it's happened before, more than once. One of those times it happened was when the second company bought the first one, and then again, right after the acquisition was completed. They wanted everyone excited and staying on board until they had a chance to decide what they wanted to do. Then they cut the budget and set people free to pursue other opportunities.
What will happen this time? We'll see. For that matter, did they ask for what we said was needed?
Causes Michael Seidel Supports
Kiva, Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, Propublica.org, Doctors Without Borders, GreaterGood.com