The latest example of bullish Senior management thinking is from the
Chief Executive of P&O who in a Commons hearing said there was no
point in consulting because , “ no Union could accept our
proposals”. This is not the first time I have heard a Chief Executive
state there is no point in consulting employees because we know they
won’t agree but we are doing it any way. Justified as in the best
interests of the business/organisation. And express in the
disrespectful phrase , “Turkeys don’t vote for Christmas “.
I think if they were honest they would admit that they simply didn’t
want the hassle of fronting up their decision. Employees are owed the
respect of a senior manager telling them the bad news face to face,
not by text or video and they are entitled to express their
frustration and disappointment in the hearing of those responsible for
making the decision.
Blair Mcpherson former Director author and blogger www.blairmcpherson.co.uk