Tesla worth 254 Bil. Ford worth 25 Bil. Ford employees need to have "Do or Die" attitude. Does anyone see this attitude at Ford ?? How many people work after 4 PM or work in weekends ? Do emails sent on Friday get answered before Monday morning ? Work-Life balance may need to be balanced in favor of work.
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Over at the General I think everyone memory is still fresh with bankruptcy so I would not say people slack as much as the 20 hr per week u describe. Probably one of the biggest drags on the system is mgt. Most workers try to work hard but GM is good at sabotaging itself.
@4fow+15OtuE7M So true. The blowhards continue to rise at Ford until a bigger blowhard deflates the blowhard above him with a well placed knife in the back.
The intelligent producers are silenced while the blowhards pursue fanciful and expensive projects.
Strange times at the glass house. When will the grown ups show up?
Very good comments guys! Not sure where the company will be 5 years from now if Bill Ford and his family don't get out the way...
The Ford Motor Co. always did mistake arrogance for intelligence. Funny a how the blow hard was always the one that got promoted.
Many people in these old multi national dinosaurs got into middle mgmt ranks due to inherent privilege of having right gender/ race combination. They are just floating into the system based on "relationships" and thwarting meritocracy. Eventually, Old culture will get decimated by new comers like Tesla, Google, Amazon., etc... Elon Musk does not have to count Gender/ Race ratios in leadership ranks. He promotes meritocracy and cream always rises to the top. He can do that because he himself is competent and confident. These old dying Companies are filled with mediocre, survival oriented, risk averse, fear ridden, paper pushing managers instead of mission oriented inspiring leaders. Incompetent middle managers treat their people as if they own them.. instead of trusting and inspiring them with their own passion and mission. Young smart folks will get out of this culture to do some challenging and innovative work somewhere else as soon as economy open up again. Remainder will be Mediocres who are happy to float along pushing papers ...
Why would anyone try hard at a company when its reward is SRD?
Leadership worked hard for this culture.
LOL competitive advantage. The motivated and talented college graduates all quit within their first few years. The lazy, unmotivated and entitled settle in for a lifetime of mediocrity and posturing for management. The staff bloats as four people are needed for a position that normally requires one person.
Work life balance is Ford's competitive advantage. Not efficient to churn through stressed out college graduates 4 times a year for the same position. Slow and steady wins.
Jeez I would be happy if my coworkers put in a 20 hour work week.
They follow the lead of LL6 who states in meetings that hard work is not appreciated, you will only be appreciated for fru-fru items that do not contribute to bottom line. The LL6 works maybe 10 hours a week.
The LL5 is the same all blow and no go.
I use to work 70 hours a week, trimmed for 60, then 50, now at 40. I stopped caring if work gets done and no longer pick up the slack for my loading coworkers.
The Ford culture is coast, duck, cover your tail, shift the blame.
Zero passion among the work force, instilling that comes from within, and focused leadership, of which we have none. To call it an empowered work force is just a farce. If they want to change it, it starts with change at the top.
I agree. Nobody works a true 40 hour week anymore. Everybody takes Fridays off. The salary employees do not care if they earn their pay/benefits. There is ZERO incentive to work more or harder or smarter. The “family” culture has turned the place into Neverland Bizarro World.
- S. Most of the employees I know are working to hard already. Who wrote this Hacket ir Farley?
Until the company starts recognizing merit and knowledge as the criteria for advancement you will continue to see mediocre performance. Why bust your a– for a Top Achiever PR if it means no advancement because your DNA does not support woke culture? How about leadership with a clear vision that people can work towards? Tired of all these wannabe Chads and Karens who are dumb as a fence post but somehow in charge.
Take a look at the CEO and top 7 management. They are quite busy slapping themselves hard on the back for social and medical accomplishments. Automaking is not the top priority, so don’t expect the workers to create their own vision and lead themselves.
Seriously. Chill dude. It will be OK.
DO your job until you DIE at your desk.....????
Hey, JH, I realize m-r-j-a-a is now legal in Michigan, but might I make a suggestion and have you ease back just a little. Maybe not be so blazed when posting here.