All entries for Saturday 12 February 2011
February 12, 2011
why leader can not change people's thoughts by using position power?
according to the strict university/high school entry level, all our teachers giving us a busy and hard school time, all weekends have exam exercise, no break for a week. they are our leaders and using their positional power. We all have a hard time, hates the examination and homework. However, we love our teachers. we respect them, we know we can learn knowledege from them and they help us to achieve our goal. or we do not that like them because they give out so much work to us, unless we have a shared goals and we all put effort in.
its same in the organisation, employee work for their earning and have a shared goal with their boss. leader may strict and full of positonal power rather than be friend with you, offer help, not blame you allow the mistake. I believe the results still wont be bad, the employees will not work hardly actually.
Yesterday we had a discussion on the leadership in western country and eastern country.
of couse because of the culture background, the way a leader behave in an organisation is different.
people in western country have a strong awareness of holiday and break. though the wages for over work is high, they do not want to spend their life in hard working and no break. However, Chinese people born at a hard working spirit? i dont think so, due to the high population, it is a creer war, a rat race. like KPMG or PWC, the world big four accounting firm, the treatments of employee are quite different. in China, you can never get out the office until 12 o'clock in midnight, this is your job and you have to finish it, manager only cares about the result you've done not the effort you put in.
you will say its unfair,yes it is. but if you do not want to do it, a long queue outside is waiting to take over your job. if you want to earn your life, keep doing it, though in an unfair way. Actually, in such circumstances, no dead working worker. leaders use their position power their employee and get job well done.
compare to western countries, may be come to company at 9am,10am have a tea break, 11:30am have lunch, 2pm a tea break angain, 5pm finish work. policy for preventing firing people and redundancy, in such circumstance, i believe more dead working workers will come out. leaders here will swith to those to other department or make them know you are not suitable for this job. however, in this working environment, how can you expect they will behave better in other department or at another job?