> Date: 22 Nov 95 16:53:37 EST
> From: Rol Fessenden <email@example.com>
> >In your company, I believe your meaning is one that presupposes
> leadership. I had a professor once who said, "Do not ruin a good business
> with good management." I always thought that meant pay attention to
> details and daily work. Also, think he meant to arrive at the doorstep of
> cooperation and employee empowerment but with the watchful eye on the cash
> till and daily routine. Anyway, it seems to me these are related.
> That's pretty close. I certainly think there is an important role for
> teams because they are the most aware of the complexities of their jobs.
> However, management has a role to manage and control the total risk.
This seems to go back to the traditional views of organization and
management. It assumes that (1) management knows or can identify the
total risk, (2) that management can control that total risk! If
management is not represented by a team of company experts, the total risk
may not be well or effectively identified. EVen after this groups of
brains think about this, there is the possibility that the "total risk"
may not be really total! Give that the team of management brains can
identify the risk, then controlling it requires a lot of teamwork, because
it normally calls for the aggregation of knowledge from multiple sources.
> doing that, we may constrain teams from the directions they might take in
> a 'naturally self-organizing' environment. In doing so, we must a) act
> out of love, b) minimize the cruelties that occur in the natural
> environment, and c) ensure the continuity of the corporation. We cannot
> do this except by accepting personal responsibility. I am unsure how I
> feel about who should get the rewards, and I am also concerned that many
> managers will complain about employee work ethic in order to give
> themselves an excuse for doing what they want to do -- keep decisions for
> Frankly, as a pragmatic matter, I think pay for executives is a problem.
> Too much gap from those who make sure the work is done.
> Rol Fessenden
Responsibility and rewards should also go to the teams! In our
side of the world, the U.S., it seems that we tend to accept, even seek,
individual heroes to lead us. This might be why we accept with much
passivity such a huge gap between the pay for top people, and those who
actually generate the revenue for the company. Will the new global market
force us to cahnge this? Or will other countries adopt this approach? I
don't really know the answers to these questions! But, as just wishful
thinking, I would like to see a more even distribution of the rewards as
employees become more prepared, skillfull, working in multitasks, etc.
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