Desk muppet


“It’s time to play the music
It’s time to light the lights”

Ever since I found out about systems thinking the world of conventional work, any work, has seemed more and more surreal.

“It’s time to meet the Muppets on the Muppet Show tonight.”

People saying and doing ridiculous things, that they’d never dream of outside of work

“It’s time to put on makeup. It’s time to dress up right “

People acting as if they are characters in Mad Men or The Thick Of It, but looking like characters from The Office.

“It’s time to raise the curtain on the Muppet Show tonight.”

The performances are unconvincing even to the mildest of critics, but once the curtain goes up, you mustn’t break character.

“Why do we always come here
I guess we’ll never know”

If there’s a script writer somewhere, they need a good editor.

“It’s like a kind of torture
To have to watch the show”

And some of the special effects, like the IT or Strategic Planning are frankly unconvincing.

“And now let’s get things started
Why don’t you get things started
It’s time to get things started”

It’s actually in Real 3D, but it seems more real when I take off my glasses.

“On the most sensational inspirational celebrational Muppetational”

But someone, somewhere must get a kick out of it, surely?

“This is what we call the Muppet Show!!”

Otherwise why has it never been cancelled?


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2 Responses to Desk muppet

  1. If you think talking about systems thinking is tricky, try mentioning cybernetics. Be sure to mention Ross Ashby and Stafford Beer. Great fun. Thanks for your provocative and entertaining posts.


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