“We shall destroy them!” says the CEO about the opposition to those below him.
“They will be crashed!” says the line manager to his team.
“Whatever it takes!” mumbles one team member to another.
“Damn you all!” thinks someone on the team.
There is a saying about what travels downstream that I will let you think about for a moment. Let’s sanitize it a bit by calling it “negative energy”. Let’s formalize it within the boundaries set by Communication Theory by calling it “framing” and “permission”.
What happens next is exactly what you’ve allowed to happen by setting all this up.
So, how is your business run?
The world is changing. Not overnight and not all at once, but it is changing nevertheless. In my talks to corporate groups, CEOs, VPs and industry leaders I gleam insights of how this change is happening. What evidence exists. Why some things happen and not others and how we can best take advantage of it all to do better. In Observations I catalogue it all. Brief, to the point and open to discussion.