Thursday, March 5, 2009

Time to face the invisible elephants

It's a fact that employees don't trust the management at their companies. I think that's a shame, but in many cases, it's deserved.

Most companies have less employees today than a year ago. Do the math, those employees are more important than ever. They need to be on the same page as the leaders of the company.

The first step to achieve this is for the leaders of a company to face the "invisible elephants"--those sensitive issues that are usually avoided. These invisible elephants are a barrier to progress in your company. Every company has "IEs".

Most execs avoid addressing these issues because they feel their answers will not make everyone happy. Well, they won't. But addressing them will be one less thing in the way of a company performing at a high level.

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