Complex multi-person activities go through rather predictable phases:

  1. Euphoria
  2. Disillusionment
  3. Panic
  4. Search for the Guilty
  5. Punishment of the Innocent
  6. Reward of the Uninvolved

(... a classic, cynical list shared by many program managers — possibly inspired by the five Kübler-Ross stages of grief: denial, anger, bargaining, depression, acceptance ...)

TopicHumor - TopicOrganizations - 2007-11-13

(correlates: DespondentStudents, RandomHarvest, CripHeard, ...)