The CIA's Guide to Sabotaging Your Company and Communications

The CIA recently published their Simple Sabotage Field Manual.  Pages 28-29 provide an effective guide to sabotaging your own efforts.  Some of the highlights:

Insist on doing everything through "channels." Never permit short-cuts to be taken in order to expedite decisions.


Make "speeches." Take as frequently as possible and at great length.  Illustrate your "points" by long anecdotes and accounts of personal experiences.

When possible refer all matters to committees, for "further study and consideration."

Attempt to make the committees as large as possible -- never less than five.

Haggle over precise words of communications, minutes, resolutions.

Advocate "caution."

In making work assignments, always sign out the unimportant jobs first.

When training new workers, give incomplete or misleading instructions.

Never pass on your skill and experience to a new or less skillful worker.

To lower morale and with it, production, be pleasant to inefficient workers; give them undeserved promotions.  

Hopefully this will help you identify, and stop, any CIA-trained operatives that might be lurking in your midst.