Monday, 11 April 2011

Undercover Boss

I really enjoy watching the show, Undercover Boss. I haven't caught every episode, but the stories and the experiences of the employees are often eye opening.

Often our decisions are about making our own lives easier. At work, our decisions often follow that same pattern....the path of least resistance, or making our own lives easier. What we don't realize is that our decisions also have an impact on others....impacts we are not often aware of.

In this show, bosses of big corporations literally go under disguise to work within their own companies as front-line employees. Often as these bosses work in the various areas they discover problems within the workplace. Some problems are a result of decisions they have actually made in their boardrooms, other problems are ones that they've never been aware of.

I think that even if bosses aren't running multi-million dollar companies and even if their front-line employees would recognize them, so they can't go undercover, there are decisions that they make that really do affect their employees, decisions that seem simple, but have frustrating and sometimes difficult consequences for employees.
Undercover Boss is a television franchise series that has been released in multiple countries, originating in 2009 on the British Channel 4 as a series of the same name. The show’s format is based on a senior executive of a company working undercover in their own firm to inv.estigate how the company really works and identify how it can be improved, as well as rewarding the hard working staff. Wikipedia

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