I am having trouble grasping your thought process here. Lowe's has went to this new concept of management and corporate blankly referring to everyone in the store as "Team". Well, let's look at other instances where the word "Team" is used. Ok, in MLB, if someone hits a home-run, a walkoff base hit, makes a nice stab and throw to first for an out, or throws a guy out at the plate to end a game, there are high-fives and smiles all around the dugout. In the NHL, if a goalie makes a big save, a defenseman blocks a pass to end an odd man break, someone wins a big faceoff, or scores a goal, there are fist taps at the bench for the entire line, pats on the head, slaps with sticks etc. In the NFL, if a guy runs a kick back, kicks a game winning field goal, blocks a punt, or makes a big tackle, after the dancing is over, there are hugs, taps on the back, pats on the rear, head butts etc. In all instances, the manager always has something good to say to the person who did any of these things, and they get recognition from their team mates on a job well done.Why should management have to pat us on the back all the time to get us to succeed ? My pay check is all I need to ge it done. I asked for a job and they agreed to pay me for said job--the end.
I think that is part of what is wrong with our society these days, everyone feels they are entitled to something more than a check. That is what your church, friends and family are for.
However, if a pitcher throws up a beachball and the batter hits a grand slam 9,000 feet to end the game, or a quarterback throws a "pick-6" in overtime, or the goalie gives up a soft goal in game 7 to end the series, the manager also says something. Usually something positive and encouraging, and yet, there are still pats on the back from team mates letting them know that they feel for them, have their back, and still believe in them. It really never is something along the lines of "do it three more times and you will be relieved of your position", or "we are documenting this to prove that you have been trained and warned about your mistake, there will be a copy sent to your file"
So, do all of those athletes need a pat on the back, recognition from the manager, or cheers to get them out of bed and on the field/rink to do their jobs to the best of their ability? No, but any one of them will tell you that it feels great knowing that your "Team" is behind you when you do good, and when you do incredibly bad. That is the concept that Lowe's is missing about "Team". They are seemingly waiting in the shadows for you to do something wrong, ink pen in hand, training worksheet at their side just waiting to slither its way into your file. But, when you do good, as in the post on another thread that mentioned a sales specialist selling 113% over budget and getting a 3 PDP score, there is seemingly nothing more that expectations that you carry and do more until your next screw up or write up. No simple recognition when something goes right, and not "we feel your pain and understand it was a mistake that you didn't want to make, and we still believe in you" when you mess up as homo-sapien does from time to time.
However, if a guy hits .082 for the year, or gives up 40 home runs and has a double digit ERA, Loses 50 games with a Goals against average over 4, throws twice as many picks as touchdowns etc, then they are let go or sent down. This is seemingly another Lowe's failure. Punish the person who tries and makes the occasional mistake, and ignore the perennial failure that never does anything good to contribute to the "TEAM". Just expect one of the workers to fill in where the failures fail. If MLB took the stance that Lowe's does, the outfield would have to stand on the infield to field infielder errors, and also be expected to make it to the wall to cover their postion as well. If you can't, we will write you up or send you down. Just mind boggling.