Do Relationships Still Matter? - Page 2
Relationships and loyalty between managers and their subordinates are at all time lows. The relationships that exist are questionable to say the least – there is no ability to agree to disagree, and there seems to be the need for both the manager and their subordinate to look over their shoulders at all times. This would support the statistic that employees plan to leave their jobs. Are they leaving the companies? Or are they leaving their bosses?
We seem to be a society that is becoming more and more non-committal. What has happened to that idea of strong relationships and bonds in our society?
“As I really examined and experienced the things that are going on particularly in the inner city with homelessness and the role that relationship chaos plays in that – I was compelled to write this book.” Hall stated.
Hall was attracted to the boom in the inner city homeless population – he decided that he wanted to dedicate his life to researching relationships and how to better them.
According to Hunger and Homelessness 1 in 6 Americans live on incomes that are food insecure. Due to a growing emphasis on capitalism in our nation – it can be sited for the affects to the way we approach each other’s needs. One’s suffering can be and often is another’s paradise.
What represents capitalism better than the banking system in the nation? The bigger the institution, the smaller and less significant the person becomes – another result of a growing emphasis on capitalism. Relationships suffer as a result of this.
“It’s interesting – if you put big in front of nearly anything, it then becomes less appealing to people.” Hall said. “There’s been a tremendous migration of deposits from larger banks to smaller community banks. When you look at the decline of relationships across all of our institutions, particularly organizations and corporations that have been around for a while – these are the corporations that say day in and day out that they are trying to work to better the relationship with their customers. Yet, the net effect by any measure is relationships that are not becoming any stronger, rather the opposite.”Continued on the next page