A new series is starting soon on Channel 4 called Undercover Boss. I reckon its going to be a similar format to The Secret Millionaire which is the show where a millionaire goes under cover to a poor area in the UK, does some work, meets the locals, volunteers with some organisations and charities and then gives money away at the end which will really make a big difference in the community.
The Undercover Boss will be an eye opener I think as to what goes on in large corporations and will be a totally different approach to the normal corporate problem solving of focus groups, surveys and meetings. This will be where the boss goes undercover and poses as a typical employee to mingle with the staff. They will find out all the nitty gritty of what the underlying issues are in the company with an aim to make changes and to improve the staff morale. Staff as a whole have a very big impact on the success of a company which is why having good staff morale is a major target for any boss.
In whatever size company, there is always what is classed as “staff whispers” and it will be hard for these bosses to hear what the guys on the ground are saying in relation to how the company is run without speaking up in the company’s defence. Should be interesting …
Update: the Series starts Thursday 18th June, Channel 4 & Channel 4 HD, 9pm