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October 22, 2011 / KaTe

Thing about “resources” – a personal post

ID tattooI don’t respect people who call others “resources”. A person is way more complex than a chair or a computer. People have feelings, there are social interactions between them. To make a team it takes time and skill to make it happen. Moving people around against their will is bringing nothing good. There are even managers who created a team and are working with them for years and still don’t know these people’s names. On top of that I hear managers say “four resources here, three here, we need a total of sixteen resources for this project”. It’s at least rude and disrespectful. I will go further – this is bringing a person down to being a number. Think about it – where did that happen massively last time? You can probably guess from the picture. In Nazi concentration camps.


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  1. sr / Oct 22 2011 7:27 pm

    Yes, people have feelings and if you are a leader you need to take care about them especially when you are trying to build culture of trust and responsibility in the organization.

  2. Beata Siwik / Oct 25 2011 5:11 pm

    Strong but closer to true then most people think.

  3. sg0891889 / Oct 26 2011 11:40 pm

    +1 Kate. I promised myself that next time somebody calls me a resource in a email addressed to me I will report it in HR as mobbing… 😉

  4. Michał / Feb 5 2013 11:30 am

    By the power of Goodwin’s Law you hereby loose this argument 😉

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