Friday, July 03, 2009
CEOs out of touch!
A couple of days ago I was watching a BBC roundtable of three CEOs, each of whom insisted that employer/employee dynamics had changed for the better. They claimed that employees no longer saw themselves as such, but as members of a team. Even though there have been layoffs and they have no voice in decisions, there is now a feeling that all are partners in a shared enterprise. Following a fairly lengthy discussion, the moderator asked each one how sure they were that the employees felt that way and how did they know. Each said he or she was sure and that was because they spent a lot of time telling them that they were team members. I suspect that the CEOs are completely out of touch with the employees, and are living in a bubble of their own.