Team building can be uncomfortable for many long-term managers. Its not that they cant change their personal status quo its just that the thought of coaching a team is, well frankly its work; work they may either feel is not necessary or may not feel they have enough time to accomplish such a lofty ideal.
One particular type of employer will hire based on experience. The belief is that by hiring experience the employer will be required to invest less time and money in the long-term. The employee is expected to simply assume their role and operate on their own without much notice from the boss. While some employees like this freedom most cant work up long-term enthusiasm for the job without some help from the coach.
The truth is the employer may be very happy with the hire, but the employee never really knows where things stand because the boss rarely talks to them. This boss simply looked for the right peg for the right hole and once it was filled he or she moved along to something they thought was more worthy of their long-term attention.
This employee might only hear from the boss at company gatherings or if they happen to mess up enough to capture the...