Aug 24, 2021Liked by Admired Leadership

This is an original post with undesirable implications. This critical question approach could criminalize employees by making them suspicious and deserving of a detective's approach. Employees are suffering enough as it is in the Era of Digital Taylorism and thus the last thing we need is managers acting out Lt. Columbo.

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Certainly would be undesirable if the recommendation is to actually act like a detective looking for a guilty party. The analogy stops with the idea of framing questions the same way as Columbo did.

We hear what you're saying about the "suspicion of a detective's approach" and agree! The analogy is about a character who was decidedly counter-intuitive to the typical investigator.

There is a lot to be redeem from the way the questions he asked were framed.

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