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ORGANIZATION AND THEIR “LET THEM EAT CAKE” APPROACH- Akeem Gbadamosi

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The way organizations pay lip service to the management of their human resource is liken to the story of Marie Antoinette of ” Let them eat cake” fame.

Marie Antoinette very name conjures up the infamous words “let them eat cake” that she uttered during a time when her people were growing hungry and angry. Her thoughtless words were a symptom of a much deeper failing. Only fourteen years old when her family sent her to France to assure the formidable role of the future, Marie was naïve and unprepared for leadership.

Burdened by the pain of a backstabbing court and a loveless marriage, she chose to ignore her mounting problems by amusing herself in games and extravagant living. As long as she could not see the growing resentment of her people crippled by starvation and taxation, to her it did not exist. She become oblivious to criticism, even to…

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