Everyone is mistrusting everyone, and everything is overshadowed by fear
Intrigues, secrecy, favoritism, self-interest, caprice and many other ugly things that I do not like to talk about here are the order of the day in a "poisoned" corporate culture. In such an environment everyone distrusts everyone and everything is overshadowed by fear.
There people are offended and humiliated. Scapegoats and peasants are being sought. Egoist goals are pursued and energy is misguided in aggressive ways: cynicism, hardening, hostility, frivolity, boycott of instructions, prevention of change, self-management mentality and sabotage.
The search for scapegoats
"The search for scapegoats is the easiest of all hunting," US politician Dwight D. Eisenhower once said. Opportunism and cliques are the best survival strategy in such an environment. Those who can take off quickly. And for those who stay, the focus is on the inside and the top instead of the customer.
A gloomy cloud lays over everything as soon as you have a "poisoned" Company enters. Overall motivation is low. Mistakes are hushed up or swept under the carpet together. Everywhere lousy mood is spread and heated the rumor mill.
Poisoned companies create a solar eclipse in their hearts
In some organizations, employees spend up to one hour a day working with bosses and companies. Such a climate makes people very sick. But with healthy employees, you can not build a healthy company. And with unfortunate employees do not win happy customers.
If bad mood prevails, it is rarely a good service. Employees are not wizards. It is almost impossible to transform a negative mood in the company into a good mood for the customer. And where you feel uncomfortable, you never go there, you buy nothing! So, however, a death-spirit is starting slowly - certainly a process of poisoning in the truest sense of the word.
Anxiety-pressure-control mechanisms lead to a long-term outcome
Many managers keep the anxiety-pressure-control mechanism still a better choice. But this path leads at most to mediocrity - and in the long run to this end. Absolute excellence at peak level is much more likely to be achieved in a positive environment, especially when the demand for everyone is high.
Because people are - each in his own way - animated by the desire to make a contribution and to experience their own effectiveness. On the other hand, they hate the idea of living a meaningless life. Therefore, employees always need new tasks - be it different or more difficult - to be able to dedicate themselves to creativity, concentration and dedication on their own responsibility.
Above all, evolution honors overcoming challenges. Our motivational systems are not upgraded until we've made a point. For what we have to do instead of wanting, there are no moments of happiness. And what we learn under pressure can not be reasonably abstracted.
Frightened employees produce maximum median
All of us have been born individuals with a free will to lead a life full of meaning - not to be burned in human chess. Anyone who feels inferior or forced into an extras role responds with a crippling sense of powerlessness.
To be impotent, that is to say, to be alien and without power, makes us very small. On the other hand, employees are growing up and starting to act entrepreneurially, if one gives them play space in the truest sense of the word. Another plus is the "Mein-Baby-Effekt": What you have developed (with), you support with commitment and determination.
Only in creative open spaces can excellence arise. Because creativity - the key resource of the future - needs a lot. And relaxation in the brain, so hilarity. Where there is laughter, the fear disappears. Terrified employees, on the other hand, have the unpleasant quality of delivering at most mediocre work.
Large companies are most affected by the poisoning process
The larger an organization, the greater the risk of becoming a poisoned company. The process of completing the labor market, continuous commands from above, domain segoisms, the deluge of fixed regulations, growth deliberation, arbitrarily set targets, budget stagnation and key figure management support the poisoning process.
"If the congested can do only the most urgent, they work urgently to the excuses for the consequences of their overload," writes the former IBM chief technologist Gunter Dueck in his book "swarm dumb". This has - in addition to the burnout danger - mainly Lug and system fraud. Manipulations are on the agenda and a hedging competition starts. The employees are no longer willing to work but for the controls.
When people crumble
The overstress finally makes the good in people crumble, the work feels like a continuous fight, processes and employees are stupid. Innovations are no longer possible in this scenario. In addition, there is still a need to be saved everywhere, only the management waste a large part of all resources with the management of itself.
Traditional corporations with strong hierarchies and a steel-hard pursuit of maximum yields are incidentally the most affected by decomposition.
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