Hard Work and Efficient Management = Success? LO28403

From: Alan Cotterell (acotrel@cnl.com.au)
Date: 05/04/02

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
the street.

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:

Best Regards,
Alan Cotterell


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