Every person for themselves

At Macquarie U business school management convened a meeting of academics, many of whom have to make a case for keeping their jobs in a competitive assessment process. (CMM Tuesday)

There were overheads of the HR-homily kind for academics facing possible redundancy, including “manage your energy” and “support each other.”

And then there was one that people in the audience thought was unfortunate, given what the briefing was about, “put your oxygen mask on yourself first.”