Saturday, February 21, 2009

Not Appreciated

The team in my previous job had 40 people, and a really strong culture of project management. We promoted project management methodology and provided training to develop people’s skills in this area. A new branch manager came in and said we were wasting money, we already had a project management section to look after that, and we didn’t need to do what we were doing. I left, and afterwards the team was very demoralized, many of them also ended up leaving. The lack of recognition of the expertise and discipline of these people drives them to leave, it resulted in a poisonous culture, The senior managers’ rhetoric says we value this, but at the next level down, they don’t behave that way.

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