Kris Dunn defines “Manager Pass-Through”

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Manager Pass-Through ((mn-jr ps thr)

1. What managers of people do when they don’t want to own tough or difficult news with employees.

2. Alive and well in every organization I’ve ever been a part of, and it’s alive and well in your company.

3. Rather than owning bad news or a difficult conversation with an employee, managers look for an easier out.  They/you explain deflective reasons why the action is necessary.  They/you often end up using terms like “them” and “we” to describe what’s going on and why.

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Kris Dunn

Kris Dunn is a Partner and CHRO at Kinetix, a national RPO firm for growth companies headquartered in Atlanta. He’s also the founder Fistful of Talent (founded in 2008) and The HR Capitalist (2007) – and has written over 70 feature columns at Workforce Management magazine. Prior to his investment at Kinetix, Kris served in HR leadership roles at DAXKO, Charter and Cingular. In his spare time, KD hits the road as a speaker and gives the world what it needs – pop culture references linked to Human Capital street smarts.