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The factual manager

20 Jun 2020

Working from home has led to all sorts of things. The manager no longer meets their team and manages everyone from a distance, without ever being able to have a coffee together and see what is really going on.

We no longer pass each other in corridors and we can no longer observe each other in strategy meetings.

Now, the role of management is limited to facts. The factual manager has appeared. “I’ll give you your objectives and I expect the results on Monday.” He can’t see his colleague struggling, juggling his children and his phone calls. He is not inclined to empathy because the emotional dimension has disappeared behind a screen.

How are you coping with this new style of leadership? What about the human aspect of business relationships?

What about you? Do you have a desire to complement the facts by the whole panoply of emotions, illustrating your most insightful intuitions?

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Gundula Welti

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