This post is in the context of my other post, on the Career forum. There, I asked for advice in positioning for a promotion.
Yesterday, I had scheduled some time to talk to the CEO (small company, I talk to the CEO frequently so we have a decent relationship).
Unfortunately, he was distracted by some personnel issues.
To set the stage, the personnel problem was that a group of people, who had just (4 hours prior) received an email from their boss suggesting that they were not working hard enough, took a "long" lunch. The CEO felt like they were being deviant and was pretty worked up.
So to the point:
He asked me what I would do in that situation. I started to say that I'd continue giving them feedback... He interrupted me before I could finish by responding.
[quote]"They just got feedback, and they're not responding. I believe the only way to adjust, or affirm behaviors is by firing or promoting"[/quote]
I don't agree, but that wasn't the time and place to be contentious.
How do all of you managers respond when your boss indicates an expectation of behaviors that are contradictory your own beliefs, and even to "good" management?