Wrongdoing is where the pressure is

Before the Wells Fargo scandal broke out, the company fired 5,000 employees engaged in opening fake accounts.

Imagine if after the first 100 terminations the CEO had held skip-level meetings and asked “You know my ‘Eight is Great!’ slogan? Is that making your job impossible?”

From time-to-time, every organization has its version of “Eight is Great!”. It can be a revenue goal, market share, organic growth, or some government approval. Whatever the initiative, leadership needs to include in it a process by which employees can provide feedback on its effects.

Where is the pressure in your company today?

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