Wednesday, July 09, 2014

Public Humiliation as a Management Tool - Sierra Army Depot

Praise in public.  Correct in private.
- Vince Lombardi

Merritt Shepard
The Director responsible for 'monitoring' the warehouses.

It is not illegal to act a Nazi when you are the boss.  But being a Nazi is not exactly a good management technique.

A hostile work environment exists when an employee experiences workplace harassment and fears going to work because of the offensive, intimidating, or oppressive atmosphere generated by the harasser.

In ancient times predating the Christian axioms to correct in private, Roman writer Publius Syrus advises leaders to observe the norm to praise in public and correct in private.  He also tells us: “You should not live one way in private, another in public.”

People can direct frustrations, hurt, anger and
difficulty at home or in class to you by bullying.
(source: Why Do Kids Bully?)

Lack of attention from friends, parents or teachers can make a person bully you,
just to feel popular and seen as ‘tough’ or ‘cool’ and in charge.
(source: Why do kids Bully?)

SDO stands for Standard Depot Operations brief.  Merritt Shepard and Bob Beach routinely altered the accuracy of these briefings. 

The Sierra Salute

Sierra Army Depot has never investigated the incident.  A supervisor on the depot has never been fired for mismanagement, fraud, theft or embezzlement.
LTC Robert C. Slosson
Commanding Officer
Sierra Army Depot

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