C is Collegial CS at Cornell
Without it, our workplace would simply be hell.
To those who play mean, we bid a farewell,
For we want the place to be synergic-el.
Want a contented, cheerful environment, in which synergistic cooperation
thrives? Then strive to eliminate politics, remove cliques, and give
everyone, young and old alike, respect and the chance to voice their
opinion. And make sure that all the right hands in the department know
what the left ones are doing. From the beginning in 1965, we worked to
develop and maintain such an environment, with the whole faculty going
to lunch and coffee together every day. And we still work at it.
Of course, we have significant arguments —thank goodness, we don’t
all think alike. But these arguments generally remain technical and impersonal,
and afterward the opposing parties can drink a beer together.
We are human, so there is sometimes some behind-the-back talking and
gossip. And, there have been periods where ill feelings came out and
hurt us. But we overcame those periods. For we know that the department
that convives together thrives together.
by equal sharing of authority. Marked by camaraderie among colleagues.