re: Employee Engagement: Management Snake Oil Won't Help
I would take a 10% paycut if my company listened to me when setting deadlines for projects. Instead of basing due dates upon lollypops and unicorns, I'd rather them actually ask us what is possible considering the priority and resource availability. The current method is to set unrealistic deadlines, force lots of overtime, then when missing the deadline is unavoidable, simply move the deadline. But this time we really mean it. We have to make this deadline. Then a few weeks before implementation just cancel the whole thing.
Yep, I'd give up 10% for a more sane approach.
The other statement that rang true is management having 20 #1 priorities. The obvious result is that crisis becomes the only priority setting mechanism.
This is beyond retarted.