A very good friend of mine, someone I worked with in a past life, moved into a new job. I was thrilled for her, naturally. We like to go out for lunch once a month or every two months and catch up.
Obviously, I want to know how work was treating her and how she felt about it. I was shocked when she told me that her employer was the kind of person who couldn’t give up control. Her boss just couldn’t seem to let go and let someone else help, despite not being able to be in all places at once themselves.
This is a common problem, unfortunately. (more…)