“Problem-employees” appear where are “problem-bosses”
Carmen Ciciu (34) and Raluca Stroescu (31 years) died in March 2010 and April 2007 – these are two extreme cases of physical and mental breakdowns caused by excessive work, which attracted both media and the authority’s attention, in Romania. At the other extreme are the employees, whose name do not appear in the newspapers, but who are accused of inefficiency and incompetence.
What generates these two situations? Surprisingly, though diametrically opposed the underlying cause seems to be the same. According to the General Manager of CBC Romania, Petre Nicolae, the problem is caused by the way the company is organized and run rather than an individual issue.
Whether they wear the title of managers, executives or owners, the decision maker’s representatives of top management in the organization are responsible for issues with employees. Overuse or lack of productivity and inefficiency are generated to a considerable extent by bosses.