Breadcrumbing is a corporate practice in which the employee is provided the bare minimum or less than optimal information, feedback, rewards by the manager, keeping it a one-way communication.
The employee feels dejected, unvalued and confused. He has to work harder due to the opacity and limited set of information. He is kept in the dark as crucial information is not shared with him easily. There is no encouragement or listening to new ideas.
In the new economy, knowledge workers have to manage themselves and have autonomy. They are no longer cogs in a wheel, but nodes in a neural network and their individual productivity is now more important than ever.
Happy employees are compulsory for a growing business.
A study on organizational success revealed that employees who feel happy in the workplace are 65% more energetic than employees who don’t. They are two times more productive and are more likely to sustain their jobs over a long period of time.