- Let your associates filter all of the people and memos that get near your desk.
- To the greatest degree possible, use tightly controlled meetings as the sole venue for contact with lower level employees.
- Pop in on farewell ceremonies for no more than 15 minutes of chit chat and only attend events for white collar employees.
- Be better known by community movers and shakers than by the employees in the adjoining department.
- Revise the organization chart every eight months.
- Be more interested in preventing a union than in addressing the issues that may create a union.
- Exile or fire independent thinkers.
- Schedule, then cancel, feedback meetings.
- Scoff at employee attitude surveys.
- Regard complaints as a sign of disloyalty.
- Always travel with a retinue of the ambitious and the compliant.
Friday, March 30, 2007
How to Get Out of Touch
Posted by Michael Wade at 6:00 AM