Do you have a passive aggressive company?
While people can exhibit passive aggressiveness, have you ever thought about a company being passive aggressive? When you think of it, aren’t people what make a company what it is and how it behaves?
If you have a company filled with passive aggressive people then one would think you would have a passive aggressive company.
What are the things that you should look for to see if you own or work for a passive aggressive company?
Q: Are things purposely disguised to appear to be normal? Maybe everyone tells stories that customers are happy when customer loyalty isn’t being measured.
Q: Does everyone have the ability to express opinions or emotions without fear of capital punishment type consequences?
Q: Is conflict avoided or dismissed as a means to rationalize the company version of logical?
Q: Is information withheld?
Q: Are employees withdrawn or withdrawing?
Q: Are problems being ignored?
Q: Is responsibility being dodged by leadership?
Q: Are things that are real being distorted to fit the company agenda?
Q: Is there a company culture of each person making it look like he/she is pulling their weight?
Q: Are needs and expectations not communicated in a clear manner?
Q: Is everyone else an object of hostility?
I could go on and on to share other thought provoking questions but these should be enough for now. When assessing if your company is passive aggressive, don’t forget to look in the mirror because you might be a teammate.