The other day at lunch, I heard this interesting phrase, "It's an optics game". It was spoken by a friend I was having lunch with. He was detailing his current work environment which is less than positive. The story went like a lot of stories I hear from people in the same company as my friend, in that things are not positive. The company appears to be failing, a lot of people have left, no raises, etc.
My friend's boss was recently working on a series of marketing messages and powerpoint presentations. What made this odd to my friend was that my friend is in BizOps and his manager is in charge of the entire department. Why does BizOps need to market itself was my friends' first thought. Sensing this oddness, my friend asked the boss why he was doing the presentations and got back the answer, "It's an optics game".