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Bullies “dominate [their targets] into submission.” Ted Leonhardt describes abusive putdowns as a means of control; a “one-upmanship” that made his father feel superior in the moment. Dictatorship arises at work when people use brute force to achieve results and then proceed as if nothing has happened. Building rapport takes time, and so does listening …Read the Rest

Shared governance at work occurs when people have a say. Employers involve workers through survey, focus group, or town hall meetings and by asking their opinion. If however the cultural emphasis is elsewhere these behaviors won’t happen. Employees will not contribute (no matter how many participative mechanisms are in place), unless they feel a mutual …Read the Rest