ARE there any disaster-related words left to describe 2008, or have we used them up?
Catastrophe, cataclysm, tsunami — all sound trite after months of economic trauma. (Look, there goes another one.)
It would hardly be surprising, then, if many of the workers left standing at the end of this long, long year were depressed, stressed or both. But because dejection is not a viable business plan, managers need to find ways to give their employees a lift.