re: Why Bully IT Bosses Lose The Game
The problem is that IT is no longer run as a business enabler, but as a revenue center, meaning it has to keep costs down and if possible at all generate income. The quarterly number think is omnipresent in leadership roles. Do good to your employees? Pah! Employees are human capital with an endless supply of cheap labor overseas. As long as the shareholder value increases short term all is golden. Who cares what happens to people or the company in three or four years when the 'good' managers moved on to their next jobs.
And yes, positive feedback is much appreciated, but most will be even happier with job security, better pay, better benefits, and more time off. But that won't happen, because it costs money. A tap on the back is way cheaper.