If you work or have you worked in the corporate world, you have surely noticed, while we live in an era of organizational changes, in which many of the old paradigms no longer work, in large companies still governing philosophy of obedience to the head (rather than voluntary adherence to the leader). Even though history has shown the differences that these ways of managing people they have regarding the achievement of objectives, efficiency and effectiveness at work, within larger companies this policy is maintained. I believe that this is due to 2 factors: 1) high managements are reluctant to make this change, since it involves the effort to be interested by the people as a whole (body, mind and spirit), and listen to them and consider their opinions. Therefore, today, the methodology of the carrot and the whip (award and punishment) is disguised as a benevolent authoritarianism, which heads seem to listen and understand your people, but in fact only seek impose its will, either with orders in the form of kind orders or with covert threats. It is easier to manipulate people who win their will. This policy, by its intrinsic characteristics, low as a waterfall to the posts lower supervision, almost as a requirement to be aligned and grow within the organization. Likewise, those who have access to the new managerial positions are elected only by his superiors (who sometimes seek the consensus of his peers, but never those who will be in charge of the new supervisor). (2) These large corporations hold a position of power within the market, and therefore you have not felt the need to make a significant and radical change of mentality to continue growing in a harmonious and sustained.
As we descend in the scale of magnitude and renown, we see that smaller companies do have to change your approach in order to grow in this increasingly competitive market. They understand that the only way to achieve this efficiently is valuing the human resource above all things. This implies the necessity of establishing true leadership at all levels of the organization. For entrepreneurs just starting this becomes something indispensable. The good thing is that while the leadership is a quality difficult to achieve, the exercise of which it takes more work than the oppressive control and manipulative authoritarianism, allows not only to achieve best results in the medium and long term, but it also generates a positive work climate, dominated by the enthusiasm, collaboration and synergy in each teams no. This synergistic relationship between people is, in my opinion, that makes grow exponentially to any well established business. Original author and source of the article