I bump into Jim Lettuce, who's mildly boggled.
"We've just had a training session on our new performance management system," he tells me.
"How'd it go?"
"OK I guess. But the bloke doing it said something very odd. He said: 'you really have to admire Hitler for his ruthless efficiency.'"
"Was he being inappropriately ironic?" I ask, from experience.
"No. At least not judging by the emails he keeps sending us."