Will Sr. Managers Change? LO7502

20 May 1996 00:04:06 EDT

Replying to LO7494 --

LE>Empowerments chances seem dim for many reasons off the top of my head.

LE>As stated earlier in this group, most managers (not all) are "control
LE>freaks". Put another way, based on the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator data
LE>collected over many decades, all have J preferences (80-90%). This
LE>preference makes it tough to let go of control issues.

I agree with this response. We started our transformation in 1991.
Now, four years later, employees do not get to realize what empowerment
means. The Leaders speak it, the Leaders talk it, the Leaders do not
walk the talk. Each one describes what empowerment means. These
descriptions vary with how much control the leader wants to maintain.

I like the concept, I left the management ranks to become an internal
consultant because I could not condone and support the control that
Leaders wanted to maintain.



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