When people call companies bureaucratic, they’re probably talking about people like Dave.
Dave is a senior manager and socially well liked, but there’s a slight tension between Dave and everyone else because Dave doesn’t read emails.
YES! I think this one actually predates “Everyone’s a designer,” Clare. If you speak English and can type, you’re a writer. And most likely a writer who is confident in delivering highly prescriptive creative direction and feedback to the actual writer in the room.
This says it all. Also reminds me of the day I was sitting in Communications department of a Fortune 250 company, where we’d just talked Security into allowing us to use Macs (don’t ask). Our unit’s chief executive came by with a guest, pointed to one of the Macs being used by a graphic designer, and said, “Those Macs do great design work!” Ummmm…no.