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Vincent Miholic, Manager, United States, Member

In start-ups, people tend to love working with each other, have each other's back, etc. As the entity grows and the original formula changes, the magic tends to fade. INDIVIDUAL objectives deviate from collective purpose. Multifaceted variables create + and - subcultural structures. Neither SWOTS nor 360s nor on-the-busers nor SixSigmas can reveal the magic. I'm intrigued by the policies and procedures that create the need for "Change" and change itself. Have a policy that says, for instance, that employees must report being late at 6 minutes past their determined arrival (I know; an extreme example). For some reason someone found it necessary to institutionalize a cultural manifestation which distrusts the employee and doesn't believe supervisors are up to the task. Policies are created to correct bad actors but also to perpetuate the status quo. This isn't who or where we want to be? How did this happen? Messy people create messy policy and lots of loose change. (...) Read more? Sign up for free

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