Suddenly over the weekend there was a managers' conference. Teddy, Martha, and Lawrence were the attendees. Later Xerxes, Paul - a leopard who is particularly good at inter-personnel relations and Michael, a dog who is the only member of the household who wears clothes (thanks to fj who had been shocked that we had these naked people in our house) joined them.
On Monday they leaked that there were going to be some big changes and that there was to be an all people group meeting on Tuesday during breakfast and that we were to come to it after breakfast.
At this after-breakfast meeting (rsc is seen taking attendance before the meeting to make sure that everyone is there) Teddy explained that they had heard me talking about The Starfish and the Spider, that some of them had read it, and that effective immediately they were switching to a decentralized organization with no individual in charge. They assured us that they'd all be responsible and that things would work much better with this new system with improved productivity. And now it is a done deal and everything is running fine.