01 Jun 2017
Does this sound like an oxymoron? In reality, it’s not.
Last month we talked about the philosopher
who likes to confuse things just to fix them and come out the hero.
This month I want to chat about the hoarder
. The hoarder is the person who keeps vital aspects of his team member’s roles within the company to himself, by not giving anyone full control of their position or department.
That’s because the hoarder
believes that if people can’t completely do their jobs without him, he will become irreplaceable. Therefore, he stays involved by not letting them act without direction from him first.
After all, how can you let someone go who holds the key to every door at your company?
In addition to job security, the hoarder
is seeking power and feeling 100% vital to the future of the firm. His thought process is, “If I can hide the treasure (in this case power or knowledge) where only I have the map to find it, I’ll maintain control.”
But what good is that treasure to your company if he
decides to leave?