About 3:00 on Friday afternoon, a colleague in our office sent around an email with the subject line “I can’t BELIEVE you took my mac and cheese.” Inside: “Hope you enjoyed it. !!#$!!#??*#&!” Three emails later, we get notified that another BW colleague, the author of the blog “passiveaggressivenotes,” sent everyone a note to let us know it was her last day. It highlights those gems of office culture—cubicle and refrigerator notes telling colleagues to return their stapler or to step away from their stock of diet coke—in a funny, entertaining way.
Maybe it was a crazy coincidence. Maybe I’m not in on the inside joke—the first note may have been sent out as a send-off to Kerry—but either way her blog, which won the honor of “blog of the year” at SXSW, is definitely worth a visit.
How can you manage smarter? Bloomberg Businessweek contributors synthesize insights from the brightest business thinkers, critique the latest management trends, and comment on leaders in the news.