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?