Imagine a leader who says, “I’ve done the thinking; now you do the work.” Does that sound familiar? That’s the epitome of the parent-child dynamic that still pervades the workforce. I recently spoke to an expert about that dynamic, why it’s not working very well, and what works better.
Mark Williams, the Head of Product at an HR software company called People First, says that “most employer and employee relationships are borne out of an industrial-era relationship.” Unlike modern workplaces, the work dynamic in the industrial era was a lot simpler. Williams remarks that “work