Who ‘calls the shots’? Who makes the rules? Does everyone have a voice, or will decisions always be handed down from ‘on high’?
When a decision gets passed down from above, is it OK to criticize or question it? Must we always stay quiet and accept the mandate?
These questions are all about ‘command and control’ in corporate culture. We investigate how leadership makes decisions and how much input they welcome from lower levels.
In addition to questions about management, we also want to know how independently all employees are encouraged to act. What happens when someone has a great idea? Can they simply go ahead and act on it, or do they need to stop and ask permission?