Friday, August 11, 2006

12 Fool-Proof Ways to Demoralize Employees

  1. Have a caste system that relegates large portions of your team to second or third class status.
  2. Do not do what you say you will do.
  3. Arbitrarily enforce vague standards.
  4. Play favorites.
  5. Reward incompetents and office politicians.
  6. Tolerate abusive or bullying behavior.
  7. Fail to tell people that you appreciate them.
  8. Give plenty of meaningless assignments.
  9. Shoot any bearers of bad news.
  10. Focus on being right instead of doing right.
  11. Scrimp on providing the resources to do the job.
  12. Never lead by example.

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