Today has been a grim day in the Mobius Empire. Although the sun is shining, there is a dark mood in the office. Plague has befallen us. Josh has fallen to man flu. Despite his illness he valiantly came in today to do his bit for the team. This presents us with an interesting predicament. Could he be doing more harm than good?
#1 Quarantine zone
It is important to quarantine the infected from the healthy members of the team. This prevents cross contamination. The infected individual in our case (Josh) was quarantined in the small office that adjoins the larger one.
#2 Arm yourself
You need to be prepared to fight off the infected at any time. Common weapons include baseball bats, golf clubs, knives and firearms. In our case we chose vitamin C. Once we had isolated the individual the whole office took a dose of Berocca, or at least the Tesco’s own brand equivalent, and hoped that this does not become an office wide epidemic. We made sure we had a steady supply of oranges and juice at hand. Feeling like Rick Grimes, from AMC’s The Walking Dead, the team came together and drew up a plan of action.
#3 Making the hard choice
It’s important to remember that anyone is vulnerable to infection. If yourself, a friend or a loved one is infected you will be faced with a hard choice. Do you leave them behind for the good of the team? Keeping them around the healthy team members further increases the risk of infection. We decided we should put Josh out of his misery. It was a hard choice but we could not risk infecting the whole team. By keeping a walker in the office, or a guy with man flu, you run the risk of harming the team further.
In most outbreaks of office disease the infection will eventually pass. Hopefully you have limited the impact of the infection on your team and your productivity was not impacted to negatively and soon you can return to normality.