then don't let me start about Spanish attitude...
Bring it on! Spaniards make splendid communists in my eyes!
Well, a few years ago I was working in Spain for couple of months in some IT project... It was consultant role. They hired us because they have a fire going on. Anyway after few days we found out why there was a fire:
- nobody had any idea what they were doing
- usually they were starting at 9:30, but weren't doing anything till "siesta"
- between 01:00 - 03:00 p.m. almost everybody was out
- well, at 04:00 p.m. they were starting to realize that they had done nothing
- about 06:00 p.m. everybody was terrified because managers came and shouted "why nothing was working?!" so they all was staying till 09:00 p.m.
Managers... well, all they've been doing was never ending every day meetings and pissing off everyone by asking "what were you doing all day?" (well, everyone was at the meeting, right? )
In the end in spite of huge part of the system wasn't working at all project ended "successfully"... Only because of client apparently didn't assume that it will work properly anyway...
So you can see clearly similarities with communist approach (at least in most of companies in communist Poland):
- not many people had any idea what is the purpose of his/her work
- not many people was doing anything at work
The difference was
- nobody cared about managers and leaved about 04:00 p.m.
- everybody knew that client wasn't important...