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Lemming mentality at Oracle

What is it about Oracle that seems to breed such a lemming mentality across the rank-and-file employees? I've always found it nauseating how quickly employees jump on the bandwagon around some new corporate buzzword or technology/term, and how little thought is given to actually focusing on overall betterment of communication and the company at large. Here are just a few examples of what I'm talking about.

  • An ex-executive used the term "bespoke software" in a presentation. Said executive also used the word "polyglot" in a different presentation. Next thing you knew, everyone in the company was throwing around the words bespoke and polyglot, when plain english would have sufficed just as well (or better).
  • Slack. Remember when we first started to adopt it? Suddenly everyone loved discussing how we were using it - internally, to customers, in presentations, etc... We, Oracle, were suddenly "edgy", bleeding-edge technology adopters, instead of archaic beehive users. Of course this says nothing to how Slack was going to change the company for the better, yada yada yada.
  • Block chain. Remember when knowledge of block chain first came to light in the public eye, and then Oracle adopted a couple of open source technology components in order to package them in an "enterprise-ready" fashion so that we could ride the block-chain train straight to our dreams? Suddenly, we were pushing block chain in every customer meeting, we were again "edgy", and there was this internal frenzy to get on board? And this all resulted in.... ???

The lack of imagination, creativity, and inability to actually execute never ceases to amaze. We're the keystone cops - a gigantic pack of fools.

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Yeah, yeah, "mission-critical" is another one. How about "growth mindset"?

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@zad+1dqKsOpn, agreed. The one that I REALLY cannot stand is "Mission-critical" and it's been around for decades. C'mon. If it's not mission-critical, why are you doing it????

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Agile is a perfect example. They have no idea how product development is supposed to work to start with. So they don’t even have a basis to begin to understand what agile is or if it really fits. It’s just a word to the rat managers. They throw it around to make it look like they know something when they don’t. People who are competent and know they are faking it are a threat. Rat managers always prefer stupid sycophants as employees.

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It’s really simple. The rat managers are too stupid to do real work. So they pass around the buzzwords thinking that it makes them look like they know something. Everything they do is to cover their own stupidity.

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It's part of the corporate ecosystem. Creativity has no place here. remember terms like 'Tiger Team' ? Disruptors? Value-added? They come and go. Always have. Always will.

Maybe, but there's something really special about the way we debase ourselves at Oracle.

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It's part of the corporate ecosystem. Creativity has no place here. remember terms like 'Tiger Team' ? Disruptors? Value-added? They come and go. Always have. Always will.

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