Quinn wrote on Jan 17, 2021, 06:09:
Getting triggered much, peeps?
As a business unit manager and 6+ years experience as an office supervisor prior, I could theoretically call myself an expert in office mentality. Few facts: 1.) the most disgruntled employees are more often than not also the ones performing the worst. 2.) disgruntled employees band together like a lynch mob, and like all lynch mobs, they pounce at the first sign of weakness among leaders/leadership. This is so common its funny, actually. 3.) said disgruntled employees don't complain. They wait. In the shadows. And if you don't spot them, they infect other employees with their discontent. They don't intend to fix the problems that disgruntle them. They just complain about them behind the back of those who can change them.
Point 3 is the most important, here. Unless a deep investigation into all of this shows that employees opened their mouths about the problems they encountered and proposed their ways to fix them, this is just another cowardly lynch mob pouncing at the first sign of weakness. It's nothing. It means nothing. It isn't unique. Every company has to deal with the mob one way or another.
LOL, really. As a software developer / project lead for 35 years and as a department manager for two years, I can say easily that the most productive employees I've had were also the most honest, and also not the happiest. They didn't "hide in the shadows" but were willing to speak out because they knew of their value and that other people would listen. They also cared about the company and the direction things were going, which is why they tended to not be the happiest with a bad status quo. The least productive developers wouldn't say anything because they were just happy to have a job. They really didn't care about much else. So I call BS on your "expert" opinion.