All entries for Thursday 23 October 2008
October 23, 2008
Today Paul told us in class that he has never solved a problem in his professional life. He always delegates his problems to the workforce or subordinates. He treats everyone equally and shares the companies goals and values and missions with them
It really got me thinking after what Paul said. But later I realized that what he said made complete sense. It does give workforce more options to consider and not feel any constraints becuase of the manager being around. Few people feel awkward to give suggestion when the manager is around. Also involving everyone does bring more ideas to the table.
Another topic discussed in class that got me thinking was that how much information should one share with their employees. In class some people argues that all the information should be shared with employees...but is that right???
I do not feel that it is right. If you are a consultant company and one of your employee leaves, if he has your customer information then he could take some of your customers along with him. Also Coke does not tell most of its employees its trade secret of how coke is made. There is always a fear that some one or other may cheat you.