Replying to LO28388 --
I am qualified as an industrial chemist and an occupational hygienist. I
sometimes work, performing workplace risk assessments. Often you can
literally smell a workplace with poor management culture, from outside in
If the management culture/workplace is sick, the employees will usually be
sick as well. It all depends on which paradigm is in place. If the CEO
is directive/authoritarian, this will usually be demonstrated throughout
the hierachy, with loss of fundamental human/democratic rights in the
'lower echelons'. Both managers and workers can exhibit 'shaped'
behaviour under these circumstances, and in the extreme, emotional
What I think is particularly bad is the propensity of some managers to
control and manipulate, and even bully in some instances.
I suggest the way out of this paradigm is to provide sufficient guidance
material, to allow workers to self-manage. A documented management system
is empowering in itself.
You might be interested in my web sites at:
"Alan Cotterell" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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