“You have a control system. Let me list the elements.
- Your team works on a file.
- Someone from another team audits the file and finds a mistake.
- You, as the manager, get the results of the audit.
- You, as the manager yell at the team member for making a mistake on the file.
Did I get that right?” I asked.
“Yes, well, I don’t really yell at them,” Daniele replied. “I mean, I talk calmly, I don’t raise my voice.”
“You don’t have to raise your voice to be yelling,” I chuckled.
“Okay, but let’s call it a lecture, not yelling,” she insisted.
“Why do you think they are ignoring you, when you have this little talk with them? I know they are nodding their heads, but trust me, the results from the audit team and you, as the manager, are being ignored in this control system. Why do you think that happens?”