Halloween is upon us, and again dread spirits are rising from the realm of the undead to haunt workplaces across the land.
Your workforce might think this holiday is an occasion for frivolity—decorating their cubicles, donning witch hats or setting out bowls of last year’s stale candy corn.
Yet as in a low-budget horror film, one lone Cassandra—that’s you, communicator—can hear the ominous music foreshadowing disaster. Ghouls, ghosts and gremlins are haunting your workplace, killing harmony and sucking the life out of your corporate spirit.
Quick, time for an all-company email warning your workforce about these spooky specimens:
1. The Smartphone Hunchback
This creature slouches around, incessantly staring at his smartphone and never acknowledging conversations in the human realm. To thwart this beast, choose a public moment—such as a meeting—and try this incantation: “We’ll continue when Herb’s done checking the playoff scores.”
2. The Deathly Dull Town Hall Specter