What drives you crazy about the corporate world? In an environment where conformity seems to be the rule, you may have even caught yourself participating in some of these hated rituals – even as you mock them to friends in happy hour after work. In the new, third edition of her book, They Don't Teach Corporate in College, Alexandra Levit points out these conventions and traditions we love to hate.
1. Corporate Déjà Vu. It seems as though it's a requirement in business that you spend huge amounts of time reporting the same information in a dozen different formats, attending status meetings where conversation from the week before is repeated word for word and where you put out the same fires, because your department doesn't learn from its mistakes.