D-Day wrote:Sterile Whites 48313 wrote:frank - up in grand blanc wrote:Not a movie, per se, but it could serve as a training film for a ton of real-life meetings.
Now you know my hell.
I'm in the opposite hell. Five engineers (read: developers) vs. me (the Quality Assurance/Testing guy). I have them to the point that they can see my eyes gloss over with the acronyms and different jargon that they use.........Oh, we lost D-Day again......
I'm the "engineer," and I'm reasonably competent as a communicator. Most, though, are complete fucking failures when it comes to even basic psychology. Example: this morning one of our leaders asked, simply, why is business up in one area. The response from one of my guys was one of those TLDR emails that drive people into a rage because you cannot just ignore them... buried somewhere in the blocks of copy of disseration-abstract is the important nugget, right? I was able to summarize all of that shit into two, one-line bullets. Everyone is happy and for at least one more day I'm the hero.