CHAPTER 26

Personality Case Study: Andrea Unger

Andrea Unger spent nearly a decade working as a middle-level manager for a major Italian corporation. Although he enjoyed putting his mechanical engineering degree (from the University of Milan) to use in the workplace, he never cherished the harsh realities of corporate management.

I had 30 people working under me, and I saw how people can be treated like numbers. The maneuvers I saw in business were sad, because you were dealing with people, and people have stories and families and lives. Top management would come in with directions to reduce here, to move people there. This is normal to meet the objectives of a company. I understand that it must be like that. But it’s not what I like.

Andrea ...

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