The old saying “it’s lonely at the top” reminds those on their way up the corporate ladder that the person sitting at the top of the organizational pyramid doesn’t typically have others at the same level they can speak with on equal terms.
This not only can make socializing harder but also limits senior leaders’ ability to bounce ideas off similarly situated colleagues because there simply aren’t many.
Navigating Ethical Dilemmas
Being in a league of one’s own within an organization can also make it more difficult to get a clear sense of ethical boundaries and behavior norms. CEOs can’t simply take cues from the CEO in the next cubical on whether it’s OK to leave a bit early on Friday, splurge on the expense account, or have an office relationship.
Obviously, there typically are HR and other company policies in place to address the most clear-cut. . .
Source: HR Daily Advisor