This is the follow-up from the earlier post dealing with field sabotage which was based on the guidance in The Simple Sabotage Field Manual .
It’s my tick list, updated from the 1944 CIA field manual, section that covers; ‘general interference with organisations and production‘. It’s also got a few personal irritations thrown in.
Print it off and enjoy identifying the saboteurs in your meetings.
How to use it? If you spot a behavior, give the person a score between 1 and
10. 10 is an extreme example, a definite saboteur, 1 is a ‘good guy’. For anyone who scores more than 50 out of a 100, you might need to think about intervention, like corrective behavior techniques…….. NO! Only joking!
Please use this as intended, a bit of fun.
Spot the meeting saboteur checklist
|No.||Behavior & Phrases Used||Score out of 10||Target (optional)|
|1||Returning to previous decisions or points dealt with earlier|
|2||“Let me play devil’s advocate……”|
|3||“We need to be very cautious here”.. when we obviously don’t|
|4||Not engaging in any practical activity|
|5||Quoting rules, policy and procedure|
|6||“I totally agree with what you are saying”, then
proceeding to disagree
|7||Doing or saying nothing for long spells|
|8||Constant fiddling with a smart phone, laptop or some other device|
|9||Using the boss as a threat, constantly. “Mr Big / Ms Important said / wants / demands / thinks the following…..”|
|10||Making grandiose statements with nothing to back them up. Usually nothing to do with the point being