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Why staff events are a pretentious affair

Employee parties are a poisoned chalice. FILE PHOTO | NMG
Employee parties are a poisoned chalice. FILE PHOTO | NMG  

Last week our team met to discuss the company’s way forward for 2017.

We were actually supposed to hold the meeting in Quarter 1 but it was postponed due to changes in management. 

I was surprised at how HR was managing the event this time around because I was told that I belonged to a team called CEO’s Office.

I got more perplexed when Tom, the acting HR manager, came over for a discussion. “Josphat,’’ he said, ‘‘I expect you to share what you think will be your goals and priorities for 2017 during the meeting.”