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When 'Nice' Bosses Fail
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2/7/2012 | 4:00:23 PM
re: When 'Nice' Bosses Fail
No, there are 100 Patagonias to every Foxconn, even allowing for the extremism of both. I've spent a lot of time consulting with SMBs. None have an appreciable suicide rate like Foxconn, but all expect hard work from their employees. I don't know of any that send their people out surfing during business hours. The nap rooms and climbing walls and such are mostly found in big, trendy companies like Google and BMC, and occasionally in companies in particular industries like software and advertising that tend to have long, irregular hours; companies selling roofing or doing accounting aren't playing that way. Even though most companies value their employees and do what they can for them while still making a profit, the real world is between the extremes, but leaning closer to Foxconn that Patagonia.


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