Any wimp can survive the Australian Outback, only the strongest survive the office.
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Week 4 - Supervisor #2
In the first week we started looking at the similarities between the popular CBS TV show Survivor 2 and surviving the office politics in the work place. Each week you have the opportunity to promote the people on each team who deserve it to the next higher level in the company. We started at "trainee" and are working up to "CEO". Just like the TV show, you decide who to promote by voting one person out of the company each week.
This week the competition is again for supervisor. Who is not qualified to be a supervisor? Vote that person off. You can vote for one person on each team if you wish.
Last week I picked the Ogakor "department" to lose another member because they seem to be much more fractured than the Kucha group. "I think that will hurt them in the immunity challenge," I predicted. I was right. They lost and they voted off the woman who fell at the end of the race, apparently costing them the victory.
That didn't surprise me. It has been a common reaction. "You screw up and we will boot you, regardless of your value to the team" has become a standard knee-jerk reaction for these competitions. However, it is a really dumb strategy. It encourages people to not try too hard, because they might exceed their capabilities and fail. That guarantees mediocre performance. Mediocre performance will not win - not in the outback, and not in the office. You have to reward people when they succeed, not punish them when they fail.
|Mitchell, presented as one of the dimmer bulbs on the tree, complained after losing the immunity challenge, that if they had kept Kel, instead of voting him off 3 days earlier, they would have won. Mitchell, of course, was among those who voted against Kel. All of it sparked by Jerri's, apparently false, rumor about Kel.
I'm going out on a limb here. I predict the Ogakor, will do something that has never been done before on Survivor, they will fall two members behind the other group because they will again lose the immunity challenge. Sometimes it happens, a department is so poorly run that it seems to self-destruct. Ogakor seems to fit that mold. They are beginning to split the group into two competing segments instead of concentrating on beating the Kucha group.
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