segunda-feira, 7 de fevereiro de 2011

Toxic Companies - Take 6


«JOHN, COME OVER HERE...»


As Take 5, this is like a first warning signal. The manager is in his office. The door is open. Suddenly, «JOHN, COME OVER HERE...». The problem: this style quickly turns in a habit and calling other people loudly fills all the free space inside the company. This is all about obedience. «PAULA, BRING ME THAT NEWSPAPER THERE». In most of the times the «PLEASE» doesn't even happens.
And imagine that Paula doesn't answer to that call. Immediately, the manager calls again, even loudly, explicit and with a discontented tone:

«PAAAAUUUULA, COME ON! COME OVER HERE!»
What happens next? A kind of employees involvement in this important task that is calling Paula to the boss's office.
«SMITH, TELL PAULA TO COME HERE, PLEASE!»
«BARBARA, FIND PAULA, WHERE THE HELL IS SHE?»

And so on. The manager allows himself to interrupt everybody in the company in order to bring someone to his office. And the team is mobilized to this type of activity many times in a workday.

Well, a matter of obedience in a daily plot of power assertion