Finally, I got it: 3-D Augmented Reality meant sock puppets.
I went back to my desk and reread The Memo. At the very bottom in fine print it said: “Everyone at PL&M is required to make a hand puppet and have it on their person, at all times.” Even the employees in maintenance who, as far as anyone could tell, didn’t have speaking roles in the company.
The Memo arrived on Monday morning exactly one week after the new CEO took over. From: Stephen Culch, Incoming CEO. Visionary.
Re: Technology Update
In the next two weeks we will be overhauling and updating our communications technology. Be prepared.
That was it: Be prepared.
We shuffled into the executive conference room. Instead of the usual coffee and doughnuts, there was a biodegradable cardboard box of maté, bottles of alkaline and vitamin water, a fresh fruit plate, and packets of fair trade goji berries.
Ten minutes late, the CEO ambled into the room, the head of HR trailing behind him. The CEO didn’t look back, either, as if he…