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Just wondering – is engagement possible in command & control companies

A couple of projects I am on has me wondering about a few things….

Can a company fully structured in a culture of command and control shift to a culture of flexibility, dispersed leadership and engagement?

When an organizations hierarchy has so restricted decision-making and true accountability can individuals emerge as leaders?

Is employee engagement possible without a clear vision of the future?

Any thoughts?


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Many years ago a manager told me I hadn't been hired to think....which got me to thinking... And before that my brother introduced me to golf...which is without a doubt the most intriguing and challenging game in the world...and which I practice or play with a passion at every opportunity...


2 thoughts on “Just wondering – is engagement possible in command & control companies

  1. Hi, Ken.

    You probably already know what I think. But anyway .. a company’s leadership must, in today’s world, engage the ‘rank and file’ in the co-creation of a realistic vision that the majority of employees can share and with which they can actually get involved. Hard work .. for everybody involved.

    Posted by Jon Husband (@jonhusband) | September 25, 2011, 10:24 am
  2. Hey Jon….what I do know is that your thinking is generally better than most others…and in this case, yes I think you are correct about the rank and file and co-creation….

    But does that mean that a workforce without such a co-created vision can not become engaged?

    I think it can…but only with the entire leadership team working tirelessly to make the vision they have fully relevant and individually meaningful to each employee…does that make sense?

    Posted by kenmilloy | September 25, 2011, 1:44 pm

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