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Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Divide and rule tactic

In politics and sociology, divide and rule (derived fromLatin divide et impera) (also known as divide and conquer) is a combination of political, military andeconomic strategy of gaining and maintaining power by breaking up larger concentrations of power into chunks that individually have less power than the one implementing the strategy. In reality, it often refers to a strategy where small power groups are prevented from linking up and becoming more powerful, since it is difficult to break up existing power structures.
Therefore in cc or any other organisation this divide and rule tactic is widespread. It is a way of gathering information or intelligence about the things that are going on.
Management has limited resources to reach out and getting the junior to spy on the seniors is one way of knowing whether these senior cc are working or shirking their responsibilities.
In like manner,the seniors are asked to appraised on the juniors and management would also used the results as one of the criterion for promotion or rewards.
CC needs to be more shrewd and counter the divide and rule tactic by banding together and talk good about each other. If you are shrewder than management you would be enjoying your work. However from what I've read in the comment space in my blog,cc aren't that smart after all. They simply fall into the trap set out by the management.


Anonymous said...

You are absolutely BT! W/o DAR tactics the coy wouldn't have a clue of what's going on the flights.

Pretty Face said...

I think the comment is misplaced.We have to give feedback to the Coy as this will ensure that we are not being bullied.This will ensure that the future CC have their RIGHTS not violated.Before I end my contract and move to greener pasture, I hope that CC will be a place where TRANSPARENCY prevail.So what if SERVICE standard drops? Human rights must come first. Am I right Uncle Boh Tong?

Anonymous said...

Pretty face,
I believe you have not been in the work force that long enough to witness what transparency is all about.

Let me share with you - In a country like ours, more so a coy we work for just like any other civil service industry, it will never be 100% transparent. NEVER!!!

Being born and breed here for decades, from school then NS to work, most of us will agreed that over here, its the boss says that goes. Its not you, its not me or anyone else, its the system the way they rule this coy, just like the way they rule this island.

If you keep yourself abreast of what's happening in this island politically, you will realised some things do not, and will not change - know what I mean? If you have high EQ.

Not going through proper channel is a big NO-GO for a Gov coy like ours.

Try to complain to our SVP about CC MGT? Or complain to CEO about SVP? See where you end up?

High in IQ may not ultimately means high in EQ.

Changes, I truly agree has to take place but not this way of slaughtering each other.

Lastly, a word of advice to those out there who still believe in overidding seniority, ranks and files - 书读太多, 会做事,但不会做人
Literally means - lots of "scholars" mentallity is to get the task done, in the process, they forgotten how to deal with humans, just like a machine.

My two cents worth

A general graduate without Queens English

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Anonymous said...

i heard the present union is breaking up.