Of Policies and Procedures and Eternal Damnation

June 7, 2007 — Leave a comment

I think that a lot of things will happen when a person first arrives in Hell.

I think someone will say, “Welcome to Hell . . . here’s your cat.”

Next you’ll be handed a welcome letter from Hell’s Home Owner’s Association President welcoming you to the neighborhood and detailing all of the do’s and don’ts . . . noting that the flames from your fire are exceeding the parameters detailed in Section 8 Article 11 of the Association rule book and need to be doused immediately or a lien will be placed on your dwelling.

Someone will run up to you–in a panic–yelling, “The board meeting started 15 minutes ago and they’re waiting for you!” I think Hell will include a lot of board meetings.

And, at some point, you’ll be handed a Policy and Procedures manual.

This morning I found an interesting quote on policies and procedures in an answer to a question about hiring staff. It’s from a post entitled, Where Do You Go To Get Staff? by Dave Ferguson.

Here’s the quote:
Does Community Christian have a “policy” regarding hiring staff who lack formal theological education?
No. In fact we have very little “policy” about anything. Policies tend to be reactive and you create them because you haven’t found any other way to get people to do what you want them to do.

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