It is, at times, difficult to fight the perception of some top managers that the rank and file are expendable droids with low amounts of company loyalty; it´s also difficult to fight the perception amongst the tank and file that the top managers are money hungry folks with so many perks they can´t possibly understand what it´s like to be on the bottom of the corporate ladder. Anyone who takes one or more of the ideas you´ve presented here in the name of communication and democratic supervision deserves to be characterized as a hero. They often tread upon uncertain ground.
Perception……Ah, that complex mental elixir that colors and flavors human existence. Sometimes gives us a welcome buzz and other times leaves us with a marching band clanging through our heads – and sometimes both.