Is anyone else laughing their a– off at the new “Houseplant Policy”?! Are they going to walk around and take your plant away if the pot is 6.5” in diameter or if you have 3 small cactuses instead of the maximum of 2? While the rest of us worry about our jobs, Enbridge thought it was necessary for someone to spend time on the dumbest policy of all time. Oh, and I also enjoyed that they had to specifically write that you can’t have a can–bis plant at your desk...this raises so many questions I can’t even begin. I seriously hate this company sometimes.
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The reason plants had to go is people don’t look after them! Insects and mould in the workplace is great for morale and good for over all health.
But where's the RAPID!!!!
Wonder who will provide the governance when we transtion to Unify!
I have no idea how this policy came about, but it's probably yet another product of the toxic work environment we find ourselves in. A small minority of employees are so fed up with their managers and the company in general (perhaps justifiably) that they have HR on speed dial and escalate petty things regularly. It wouldn't shock me to find out that someone actually did bring a can–bis plant into work and made a fuss when they were disciplined. As a result, HR recommends that policies be created about the stupidest and pettiest things, because it makes their jobs easier. Instead of addressing the real root causes of things or dealing with the small minority of people who cause the problems, they prefer to have a policy for every single inane thing so they can move through processes like robots, or better yet outsource those processes to India. Not to mention these petty policies and the fallout from them sometimes end up impacting high performing, good employees in perhaps unintended ways. For example, there are lots of people who very responsibly had some nice plants decorating their otherwise depressing 1970s style cubicles that now must bring those plants home for no reason, making work just a little more sh–ty. Chip by chip this leads to more employees becoming disengaged and angry, and so the cycle continues. I also find that it's usually decent employees that up getting in trouble for unintentionally violating these dumb policies, while the sh–ty employees will continue to find ways to cover their asses to avoid punishment or get amazing severance package just to go away.
Maybe this will be a pre-requisite if and when layoffs start happening again. “Well I see Here you had three plants back in 2019 you know that was against company policy. You just don’t fit into our corporate culture so, see you!
How does this policy fit into the overall company strategy? Inquiring minds want to know
There is an online article I just saw at CBC saying how beneficial plants in the workplace can be. WOW what is happening to this company that they care about how many plamts we have.
The Houseplant Policy seems to have overlooked the possibility that a pot could be square not round. I'm going to get a huge plant in a square pot and see what happens.
I would love to see the Decision Effectiveness structure for the Houseplant Policy.
It is well known that employees who are allowed too many houseplants in their work spaces become uppity. So much so that they begin demanding to be treated with respect.
Can’t have that.
How many cacti is Al allowed in his office under the new policy? How about the other leaders?
Wonder if the’ll spend the long weekend worrying about it.
So glad I don’t work for this ridiculous company any longer. What do they say... “blessing in disguise”? Worrying about plants now? Someone needed a job I guess. This company has so many issues right now. Morale s—s, people were let go from their positions and now their jobs are being posted 5 months later. I think there are more problems than worrying about plants. Lol. Top 100 employee. I think not!
Someone told AM there are too many pricks at Enbridge he thought they meant cactuses.
I agree with poster below. 1970’s cutting edge cubicle design from the experts at REWS! That should really help attract and retain the best talent and the all important “engagement”. A 4x6 corner in a pod never brought the best out of anybody.
I heard that a succulent plant looked at AM the wrong way.
I have the impression that someone like Kyle’s mom from South Park has reached a position of power. Someone has 3 plants at their desk? What what what?!
F— REWS. Power-tripping, good for nothing, nosey mouth breathers
REWS policy around cubicle design/equipment/size is a great example, that is “flexible” to suit location or individual, not to be applied evenly.
Seems this company thrives on doing policies that they hide behind and state nothing can be done because “Policy”. Until it doesn’t fit the company’s goals.