Employees being whipped and forced to drink yellow liquid from a cup. These shocking penalties were filmed at the company’s premises in Zunyi City in China.
Shocking example of leadership illustrated by these managers goes against all of personal ethics and leadership values – says Jo Taylor, Managing Director at Let’s Talk Talent.
Jo explains: “First principle when dealing with someone who is underperforming is to understand the reasons why, sit down with them, not go straight to punishment. We can look at how we best manage the situation through formal training, coaching and other support.
“We all have had to manage poor performance be that in a formal way through improvement plans or informally through coaching and mentoring people.”
Three of the managers of the Chinese home décor company have been arrested and detained. Video showing these horrendous punishments gone viral.
However, these shocking methods are nothing new. Low-achieving employees at the same company been forced to eat mustard or chilli for failing to meet targets but their sanctions have escalated over the last month.
Drinking toilet water and heads shaved were among other atrocious methods of punishment.
“Management capability is a continual problem in organisations as we know from any HR survey it is still ranks in the top 3 of skills gaps, so let’s step back and start to unblock and support our managers and leaders”.
“Give them the skills, will and confidence to manager people successfully as without this then how can we hope to have organisations that people choose to work for,” Taylor concludes.