Why There Is No Such Thing as “Fair” in Managing and Motivating People
One thing employers, parents, and politicians will hear again and again is that a decision they made wasn’t fair to one person, or one group, or to one side of an argument. If you have been subjected to that criticism, there is hope for you.
Bob didn’t realize his employees were playing him like a fiddle as they complained about his decisions about people, pay, and performance, and that the decisions weren’t fair. He was in constant turmoil trying to rationalize and justify his decision-making. Finally, a convention speaker gave him the answer he needed. The speaker said, “Fair is always in the eye of the beholder, and every person will have a different definition of ...