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The Cold War at Work – Rant

Prelude to the Blog:  This week has been a one of real highs and real lows. I was at a loss to know what to write about this week for fear of belittling the lows, with my usually up beat musings.  Yet not really wishing to dwell on them.

So I was surfing around on Google for a while when I found the top ten words that had been looked up in the Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary for 2006.  I decided to create a Blog around them.    See if you can pick out the top ten words?

The Cold War at Work can relate to a period of conflict, tension and negative competition between opposing factions in the work place.   The analogy is played out by two superpowers, often previously allies, in multiple arenas.  Coalitions are usually formed which quite often lead to a quagmire for all those involved in the organisation.

The resulting corruption of the underpinning values that the organisation purports to support, weakens the leadership.  The subsequent insurgent actions of either party at any given time, erodes confidence in the management.   This is because regardless of political correctness; vendettas and systematic use of shock (terrorism) is used as a means of coercion in the fight to be right.  Unfortunately this state of hostility spills over in the workplace as each tries to substantiate his or her ‘sectarian’ truthiness.

The cold war will only draw to a close when either a decider leaves the arena or détente is sought by both sides.

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If you enjoy reading my Blogs please do click on comments then click on the RSS button to get notification when a new Blog is posted.Thanks to Google and Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary for this weeks Blog.   So ….. how many of the top ten word did you pick out – be honest now?   To find out!

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7 Comments »

  1. ooh, sorry, I just looked up the answer; that shows my true colours!
    As usual, your blog, was unusually creative showing how negative situations can really make us dig deep – if we’re hardy enough!

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  2. Truthiness, Truthiness, Truthiness, Truthiness, Truthiness, Truthiness, Truthiness, Truthiness, Truthiness, honest.

    Such words deserve recogntion – Truthiness, Truthiness, Truthiness, Truthiness, Truthiness, Truthiness, Truthiness, Truthiness, Truthiness, because it is a portmanteau word consisting of ‘truth’ and the ‘loch ness monster’, a subject which often confounds the truth.

    – ‘Honest’, because truthiness is my favourite word on all blogs I have read so far.

    I think I might have misread the instructions. Is there a prize?

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