Turf wars

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They are so pointless, but yet are a major part of any company larger than a group of close friends (and even then sometimes).

Ever had a turf war? Did you win?

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4 Responses to “Turf wars”

  1. Brian says:

    IMHO, no one wins turf wars. Whatever gains might be secured are only temporary anyway, and might last only until the next round of cutbacks. Plus, you never know when the person you spat on today will be the VP you have to sell to tomorrow.

  2. Jon Gales says:

    Heh. Well it wouldn’t be bad to be the guy that becomes the boss and “wins” in the end :P.

    Turf wars really do hurt companies. I won’t settle for it with anyone I hire.

  3. Tom Bridge says:

    Turf wars are never ever ever pretty things. We try to avoid them at all costs here, but sometimes they happen. It’s ugly, people get angry, people get hurt and it’s bad for business.

    But sometimes it needs to happen.

    When the Director of HR is talking out of school about something she knows little to nothing about and is trying to kill your project, it’s unacceptable and that has to be dealt with.

    I’ll let you know how this one goes. So far? I don’t like it. But that’s why it’s called War and not Pretty Fluffy Bunny

  4. Fast Twitch Monday

    Today is a fast-twitch sort of day, enter the linktastic… Jon Gales laments about turf wars. Turf Wars are never pretty, always ugly, and everyone goes home angry. That’s why they’re called Turf Wars not Turf Pretty Fluffy Bunnies. I

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