Kloppers’ demise due to setting standards
Staff at BHP were outraged when the company under Mr Kloppers issued an incredible 11-page missive banning office staff from eating smelly lunches at their desks, sticking post-it notes on their monitors and keyboards and placing jackets on chairs.
Many employees were outraged by the elaborate dossier, which stated:
- Food must not be eaten at workstations
- No food emitting strong odours are allowed
- Mobile phone ring tones must be kept at low volumes
- Post-it notes are to be removed from monitors and keyboards at the end of the day
- Workers are warned to watch the tone and volume of their voices
- In meeting rooms, all whiteboards are to be cleaned, equipment turned off, cables put away, chairs pushed in and cups and bottles thrown away
- iPods and MP3 players must not be brought into work
- Small bags must be stored under work stations during the day
- Clothes must be put in "designated storage areas"