The micro managing by IE, Region and Corporate has to stop to get the TRUST back.
Along with TRUST comes Teamwork, which was one fo the backbones of this company.
Our management people get paid to make decsions and get results. In today's world, our management people are getting paid to work as directed by IE and their Division Manager, and when the results cannot be attained, it's the center/operation management team's fault
No one knows better how to run their operations/departments that Division and Dept Managers along with their management team.
Our management people are much smarter than Corporate, Region and IE think we are, because quite frankly, they wouldn't be able to do the job, based on today's knowledge level and skills needed.
They have knowledge, interpersonal skills with their employees and other functions, to keep their operations/departments run effectively.
I recently retired in January 06 and toward the end of my illustrious career, I let my District Manager know, that I UPS was paying me a good salary to be micro managed and not being able to run a division.
I fear things will get worse when Eskew leaves and Scott Davis takes over. Which generally happens when named vice chair of the board.
I know Jim Kelly took this company public, and I had known Jim since he was a Region Manager in NCR. He was an operator, repsected operators and allowed them to run their part of the business.
With Mike's IE background, Jim's lack of trust amongst our operators, the opeators just have to ride out the tide.
Now if Scott Davis replaces Mike, that is a scarier thought, a finance guy, who isn't liked by Wall Street running UPS.
Invest wisely, as you will need it for your future.