At the BDO Congress, Krzysztof Tarka and Jerzy Drozdowski from TES raise issues regarding the relationship of managers with “The Social Network” of young employees. The current uncertainty and volatility of the business and social environment is a huge challenge for young people entering the labour market.
Professional and managerial staff, only 5-10 years older than youngsters entering organisations, are not able to be effective mentors for young people. Polish managers from the 30 +/- Decade have been successful so far – thanks to the now losing management style.
The style was based on the acquisition and protection of information, the use of employees’ skills to perform limited tasks, and the directive enforcement of their obligations. This approach does not work at all in relationships with young people. It also does not suit the challenges of the new market. As it has changed from the post-crisis “storming ocean” into an unstable “network of connections” – additionally driven by technologies.
As part of Congress, Krzysztof Tarka, Managing Partner at TES, also conducts a panel discussion on personnel management in terms of cultural differences between Poles and employees from across the eastern border. The panel is being attended by dr Pawel Krzyworzeka (Kozminski University), Marek Sierant (UKR), Karolina Wirowska (Kamaliya Foundation), and Grzegorz Gauden (Economic Forum).