Let’s play a game.
Let’s pretend that, like President Trump, some of our direct reports are recording our private discussions at work.
What should we do?
The “usual” steps are:
- Create a new policy prohibiting recordings at work
- Create training about the new policy
- Search all employees at the door for recording devices
- Conduct random checks
- Terminate violators
Of course, none of these steps are addressing the cause of the problem.
When our employees’ behavior suggests a cultural problem, we need to find the cause in our behavior, not theirs.