17 May 2011

Good Management must show Empathy

If reports are true that the UBS's chief of investment banking scolded his staff for behaving like spoiled children he may well have said the truth. But if the report is also true with respect to the reaction by staff it highlights one fact: it is not only what you say that counts, it is also important how you say it. Morale - especially in a people business like investment banking - is a fickle thing and it can easily evaporate and hole a company below the water line.

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