So we had two days out of the office to talk about how unhappy everyone apparently is and what we can do to make things better.
I think the old standard should apply: the floggings will continue until morale improves.
It was all the usual dreary stuff but there were a couple of moments. We'd broken into groups for about the millionth time to think about various bits and pieces. Our group was looking at how we could use the intranet to improve communications. I suggested - tongue in cheek - that we set up an 'after dark' function that would allow like-minded individuals throughout the organisation to meet up for either a firm commitment or just discreet fun times. It was kind of disturbing the enthusiastic response it got.
Then I said that I couldn't really see it being a goer. After all, I pointed out, I had yet to meet a man in the office who inspired me to call him up for anything other than a work-related matter.
"Huh," said one of the senior dudes, who is known for being a bit of a perv, "You've clearly got higher standards than me."