Friday, January 28, 2011

Is your organisation breeding Bolsheviks?

Why do administrators and managers always resist when confronted with employee(s') grievances, no matter how apparently indefensible the formers' position?

Why does it seem that the people who find themselves in these positions often need kindergarten lessons in example setting, sharing, and respect?

Yes, I'm just a little bit pissed at this place these days.


The Mound of Sound said...

Interesting question. Two answers. The answer depends on whether you're an administrator or a manager. Yes, you're right. They are often at cross-purposes. Usually neither would function well for long without that inherent conflict.

Boris said...

MoS, Ah, I've edited the question. I think you misread it. But you do have a point. There's something about heirarchical organisation structures and their intersection with the race-to-the-bottom ethic of capitalism that distorts social relations.

The Mound of Sound said...

Now I understand your question I suspect the simple answer is "fear." Within the hierarchy change is to be a strictly top down process even when perfectly sensible suggestions are advocated from beneath.

"If I want your opinion, I'll ask for it."

The Mound of Sound said...

Here's a question for you. Would the Bolshies have revolted if they were paid by direct deposit instead of cash?