Anonymous asked in Business & FinanceCorporations · 2 months ago

At which point in the corporate hierarchy do superiors cease to be viewed as responsible for the shortcomings of their direct reports?

It seems as though at the lower levels, a superior can be blamed for their direct reports simply not doing their job properly as they were shown.

But at a certain level, if an employee blames their superior for their own shortcomings, it falls on deaf ears, even though the nature of the blame is the same as the previous example.

1 Answer

  • 2 months ago

    I don't agree with your statement. You are trying to present a complex situation in a few words.  That said, it's not the same.

    A low level employee is not meant to work independently.  In the USA, labor laws dictate this.

    High level employees work independently which makes the shortcomings personal.

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