~ By Dr. Terry Paulson
In an effort to be less than constructive as a manager, here are ten sure fire ways to alienate and demotivate your team on your change journey. Hit-or-miss approaches don't go far enough; this is your chance to use the best methods of corporate torture and humiliation developed by dictators, steamrollers and other "tough guy" bosses.
With these helpful hints, as a boss bent on failure, you can be sure to arrive there. You'll know if it is working. On the surface, people will appear to work. You will get compliance when you are in sight. You may find they work slow, make many errors, and have no concern for quality or customer service, but at least you know you will get the minimum. You will be butchered at the drinking fountains and in the lounges, but don't let petty gossip get in your way. You will feel lonely, but that goes with creating the illusion of power. They will have a going away party when you leave. Unfortunately, you will not be invited to the party. By the way, the Surgeon General warns that using these hints may be hazardous to your management career and a disaster to the team and organisation you serve.
Dr. Terry Paulson is a psychologist, professional speaker, and author of numerous articles and books including "50 Tips for Speaking Like a Pro" and "They Shoot Managers Don't They?" Dr. Paulson helps organisations, leaders and teams make change work. For more information on Dr. Paulson's programmes and resources visit www.terrypaulson.com or contact his office at 1-818-991-5110.