Wednesday, December 30, 2009

rich in environment


Our post on the feeble Forum language was popular - and we've found some more connected with the beautiful island.

We didn't mean to, but we're reading Don Watson's Bendable Learnings (subtitle: The Wisdom of Modern Management).

The introduction is a superb rant against learning centres and having to be accountable and fetishising diversity and going forward - then Don gets stuck into mission statements.

"A company without a mission statement is like an evangelist without the cross or a shaman without her spirit animal. The same goes for any other business, including government departments..."

And lo, here is the Rottnest Island Authority's mission statement: "Rottnest Island is conserved and enhanced as a unique island destination rich in environment, culture, and heritage, offering a relaxed holiday experience for Western Australian families and other local, interstate and overseas visitors."

Then Don hops into vision statements. Thankfully we can't see one for the RIA.

3 comments:

  1. shazza7:26 PM

    Ugh! "..conserved and enhanced as a unique island", sounds like the making of marmalade.

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  2. Anonymous9:49 PM

    "A company without a mission statement is like an evangelist without the cross or a shaman without her spirit animal."
    No Mission Statement = No Prop?

    Don is right... But not the way he thinks.

    WAtching

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  3. I see Doug Shave's name on the plaque. He was the only politician who ever bothered to knock on our door seeking votes. He did it on two occasions. I believe he tried to doorknock every address in the electorate between elections.

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