Briefings Beat Gossip

Look at the bulletin board. There's nothing here. No announcements, no statements. It's your worst nightmare. Classic management technique."

So declares an employee in a scene from "The Grapevine," the newest video from comedian John Cleese's Video Arts training company. Believing that he and his department are about to lose their jobs, this employee spreads his panic to his coworkers, and eventually even to departments that have been informed about their company's plans. Employees be

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