Until today, you have lived under Fear-Based Management:
- You’ve been directed to throw people under the bus.
- You’ve been told to shame your colleagues.
- You’ve been coached to withhold information to make a show of power.
- You’ve been rewarded for nastiness because you “get stuff done.”
- You’ve been promoted for cutthroat behavior.
- You’ve been taught that sneaky game playing is the way to rise to the top.
- You’ve been recognized for your actions regardless of how unethical the path was.
- You’ve been shut down for sharing a different point of view.
- You’ve been humiliated for no explainable reason.
- You’ve been shamed for not knowing how to play the game.
- You’ve been made to feel bad about your lack of expertise in a new area.
- You’ve been obligated to lay off staff without being given a compelling justification.
- You’ve been disregarded when you highlight the fault in the 5-year strategic plan.
- You’ve been charged with delivering the plan, without tools or support.
- You’ve been held accountable for the failure of a project that was led by the favored one.
- You’ve been used as the scapegoat time after time.
Today is a new day. Say hello to Compassionate Management.
- You are awarded for kindness.
- You are promoted for collaboration.
- You are recognized for partnership.
- You are supported in questioning the plan.
- You are given the tools you need to succeed.
- You are expected to be respectful at all times, with every level of associate.
- You are authorized to offer help.
- You are obligated to share ideas
- You are welcome to bring your whole self to work.
- You are invited to laugh with each other repeatedly.
- You are encouraged to take breaks that nourish your creativity and energy.
- You are allowed to work the hours that make the most sense for your deliverables.
- You are aware of and supported by the healthy hierarchy.
- You are advocated for.
- You are nurtured to bring your best work forth.
- You are treated with humanity.
What would happen if we, and everyone we know, began to practice Compassionate Management – without discussion or permission?
- We’d replace Fear with Integrity
- People would begin to Trust each other
- Trust greases the wheels so productivity and creativity would increase.
That sounds scrumptious. Let’s do it, shall we?