TV Show Review: Undercover Boss
UNDERCOVER BOSS was the Emmy-nominated #1 new series of the 2009-2010 season, averaging 17.7 million viewers. UNDERCOVER BOSS premiered following the Super Bowl to 38.7 million viewers, the largest audience for a new series following the Super Bowl. It also ranks as the biggest new series premiere since 1987 and the most-watched premiere episode of any reality series.
Each week, UNDERCOVER BOSS follows a different executive as they leave the comfort of their corner office for an undercover mission to examine the inner workings of their companies. While working alongside their employees, they see the effects that their decisions have on others, where the problems lie within their organizations and get an up-close look at both the good and the bad while discovering the unsung heroes who make their companies run.
Although its not a new show, this show is amazing! Beside CBS, you can also watch episodes on TLC.
It’s great to see how Senior Management (some of which started as Senior Management and didn’t start the company from the ground up) wants to get involved with every aspect of the company so they can grow as even more efficient managers. What they usually learn is: What looks good on paper,isn’t necessarily good in real life for the blue collar workers that it effects.
Then, they make every effort to utilize the knowledge that they learn and fine tune their companies.
And finally, they confront their trainers face to face and tell them, oh btw I am really your boss!
I love this show!
The moral of the story is: No matter how big or how small your company is, you should you know all aspects of your company including all job descriptions and what goes into actually doing those jobs, that way you can be an efficient and informed super manager!
I think the CEO’s and COO’s that go through Undercover Boss should be awarded a new title: Super CEO and Super COO respectively
If you are involved in any type of management you should watch this show! Learn from their experiences and try to apply it to your situation. I think this show is continuing education for management.
Watch this show!