How can one be expected in today’s modern work place to follow the chain of command when the second link is already broken modern day management = less productivity and more busy and they wonder why good workers leave, it’s because their seeking growth and they can’t do it in a stagnant swamp its like expecting a water based plant to thrive in the desert.
Most chains of commands are weak at the second link, gives ground level leaders little to no confidence in the process, so they eventually lose motivation and stop doing their job above and beyond or they jump a few links in the chain and go to the highest one possible just to get their attention.
Only to be told to make sure he follows the chain of command, the irony of the weakest link in the chain telling someone below them to follow the chain of command, staff need empowerment and if you lack a culture of empowerment from the top, much like a cascading fall it makes its way to the bottom.
That’s where the culture stays and is passed on through successor to successor, when will business open their eyes up and see that culture change starts at the very top, if you set a culture of more busy and less productive once again its going down the chain as well.
As I’ve learned its difficult to empower and support a team when your receiving little to no empowerment from above, it drains you some days but you know if you give up, your not leading by example ultimately and it will set the tone for work standards and mood, a great leader gets hands on no matter what, during chaos they pick up and keep moving with their team in tow, its tough being a leader in today’s modern business culture I think, most will give up and go somewhere else which us understandable and some of us are suckers for pain we find a way to make it work.
Sometimes we have to be that leaderless leader in today’s jungle be it life or work.