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If I worked at CNET, this layoff memo would make me want to quit

🔒 gawker.com

CNET CEO Neil Ashe sent this all-hands memo to explain to his charges the changes that CNET is making to be successful. The memo looks like it came straight out of a Dilbert strip. Ashe says CNET must embrace change” and drive greater efficiencies in the business.” In addition, a management task force has evaluated CNETs organization and resource alignment.” How about writing a memo in actual English? That seems easier and a better way to spend everyone’s time. At least Jerry Yang’s memos had that funny e.e. cummings-esque no-capital-letters charm going for them. Ashe’s anodyne euphemisms? They make me glad I don’t work at CNET or any other huge conglomerate for that matter.

📌 Posted on March 27, 2008

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