Dr Mumbo

HR – it’s all about (dis)respecting people

To the SAGE – Secrets of Agency Excellence panel where the debate on building a good agency culture was in full flow, and questions from the floor were invited.

It strikes Dr Mumbo that if you are in the audience and ask a question, it’s better to accept the microphone the young woman brings across to you so that everyone can hear you talking.

Because if you ignore her and simply carry on, and she ends up kneeling at your feet having to carry on holding it herself in front of your mouth, while you treat her like a human microphone stand, then it looks like you may not have much respect for people. Which is awkward if your job within your agency is to lead HR and culture.

If you do it twice, Dr Mumbo’s opinion of you is confirmed.

If you’d done it a third time, you’d have been ejected from the conference. Just so you know for next time.


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