Does that sound like the hierarchy in your organization? I hope not- because it certainly is the case with a few.
Organizations today have parted ways with the never ending hierarchical structure of executives climbing the ladder to reach the top. Most millennial companies boast of having a flat structure, open door policy and have done away with traditional job titles for good. They have instead reinvented new names like CFO- Chief Fun Officer, Innovation Guru and Chief Geek.
But what happens today in many organizations is that companies are in a dilemma- caught in between the cross hair of a millennial generation that wants the flat structure with unconventional titles and a traditional organization that believes in the hierarchy-- but one that also needs to attract the millennials. The result is crow sh*t. Ultimately- such organizations end up having a CEO, 10 Directors and a few lads or ladies with a mop who are the only ones cleaning up the sh*t!
Many of you in the recruiting world have experienced hands-on the result of having too many managers. Combine that with having too many irresponsible managers and too little workers who get trampled on and bossed around. The level of incompetency, negligence is another subject altogether that sheds light on hiring practices and failures- A page from history that almost everyone in the agency or corporate world can learn from. So what does the anatomy of crow sh*t look like?
Designations in good organizations should be a reflection of caliber. Progressive organizations must understand the value that these designations convey to the external world and the effect it has on employee morale. So what happened to the mop you may ask?
The mop diligently continues to clean the crow sh*t- It’s a never ending cycle of cleaning the gunk and coming back to find that there’s more to clean. Rinse and Repeat….the cycle goes on.
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