Realizing I’m getting old(Er) I have noticed a new trend in last 6 months or so. Without sounding too trite; what do Ya’ll think of it?
In last six months or so my company has been putting out monthly Emails, monthly safety bulletins and reminders that we must take our crews ‘feelings’ into account. We must refrain from using ‘negative feedback’ (I.e. criticism) and instead use positive reinforcement and reward good behavior from our crew.
In this months Safety bulletin some anon Captain wrote: “will try to make more of an effort to positively compliment the crew when I see them making safe decisions and/or choices.”
Pardon me. But I thought this ‘reward’ was called a ‘Paycheck’!
We’re being specifically instructed to NOT reprimand. Not put down rules ( like any company SMS is all encompassing) and not speak up to the crew.
Now I know why kids soccer teams are handing out ‘participation trophies’ and everyone’s a winner.
I just never thought psyche (psycho) would apply to the Merchant crew!
Anyone else having these issues, or am I the last one to the table to have a helping of ‘nice’?