Its obvious to me there is a reason I am still a simple worker bee when it comes to the business world. Â I simply can’t comprehend some of the decisions that are made by many businesses and their leaders.
For instance, how does a company in these economic times do layoffs one week and the next take all the employees to Disney Land for a holiday retreat? Â Mahalo is only one example, I see this sort of thing happen all over though. Â Some take it even further than that and some less. Â But regardless how do you operate a business and in one breath talk about how you need to implement cost cutting initiatives and in the next waste money on such trivial things?
Also baffled why it takes an ‘economic’ crisis before they decide Â to cut back on expenses and try to be more efficient. Â Shouldn’t you operate a business where you always try to be as efficient as possible?
For instance most businesses tend to reward managers not for cost cutting and efficiency but quite the opposite in fact. Â Many managers are rewarded based on how many employees they manage. Â So of course most managers want more employees since they are rewarded based on headcount so there is no need to be efficient or have efficient employees.Â
Then of course you have the way companies use ‘budgets’ to manage money. Â What a joke that is. Â Again managers are typically judged by the size of their budget. Â The bigger the budget the bigger the manager. Â So of course managers want budgets to be as big as possible so they have no reason to be efficient in how they spend money. Â In fact many want to go over budget because that must mean they need a bigger budget. Â If a manager is prudient and runs an efficient department and is able to save money and come in under budget then they run the risk of having their budget cut next year.Â
It seems to me you would want to reward the ones who run a tight ship if you will and not the opposite way around? Â But as I said I guess thats why I am but lowly little worker bee and not one to buy into this madness.