I have a new manager at my corporate job and I just can’t handle it. As a manager myself, I know there’s a difference between being a dictator and a leader.
My manager’s favorite saying is “You have to think business, not feelings.”
I’m all for pulling emotions out of business, but you can’t forget that you’re working with human beings. She only thinks in terms of how to earn a bonus and how is this going to benefit my appearance to the corporate office.
Although these are important things, you have to remember that the “lowly” people working for you are the ones that help impact those bonuses and appearances. You can’t just dock their hours without cause, especially since people rely on that income, and you can’t talk down to them.
If you treat people poorly, they aren’t going to want to work hard for you and will stop caring about improving the business’ image. They are also more likely to quit. So if you have poor service or no staff, what’s the likelihood you’re going to receive a bonus?
I just wish the corporate world would treat people less like numbers and more like what they are, human beings.