UK: BOOK REVIEW - FUNNY BUSINESS - REVIEW BY SUSAN POIZNER.

UK: BOOK REVIEW - FUNNY BUSINESS - REVIEW BY SUSAN POIZNER. - Susan Poizner is a freelance journalist.

Susan Poizner is a freelance journalist.

By Jean-Louis Barsoux. Cassell; 200pp; £25 (paperback £11.99).

A big company can be a pretty cheerless billet. Logic and efficiency rule - in theory anyway. Employees, great and small, are tucked into their corporate suits and expected to devote themselves to the omnipotent firm. But the spot-resistant grey carpeting and matching wall coverings can only go so far to curb human individuality. That, at least, seems clear from Jean-Louis Barsoux's study of waggery in the workplace.

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