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Six Signs of a Parent-Child Dynamic at the Office

The scenario: Top managers see themselves as the parents of middle managers who never take initiative. Middle managers say the top managers don’t trust them. Mistakes get covered up by everyone — and progress stalls. That’s a parent-child dynamic in all its dysfunctional glory at the workplace. Is your organization falling into this damaging trap? This article explains how leaders can spot the trouble signs and move the culture toward a healthy, adult-adult dynamic.

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