Distant leadership destroys team morale
New research indicates that if you feel that your organisation's leader does not know your name then it is a huge de-motivator.
Researchers at the University of New South Wales have found a link with anonymity at work and depression among men.
This is very bad news when you combine it with the other statistic revealed in a recent survey that half of all workers reckon their chief executive doesn't know their name.
This resonates with my own prejudices plus other research on team size which suggests strongly that big organisations or teams (ie more than 20 people) are fundamentally flawed and prone to institutionalising their inmates.
For more see Does your boss know your name?
Bioteams Books Reviews
If you think that there is not much human teams can learn from nature think again! Temple Grandin in her amazing book Animals in Translation: Using the Mysteries of Autism to Decode Animal Behavior (p303-307) puts forward the incredible theory that early humans only became today’s successful homo sapiens because they learned to act and think like the wolves they co-habited with.