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What does it mean ? Companies that want their employees to be more productive need to abandon their status-ridden ways What the meaning of ( status-ridden ways) here ?
Sep 15, 2019 11:17 PM
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gdanning's comment is almost correct. Ridden is a very negative term for 'full of'. (that is 'of', not 'off') Another example: The dog's blanket was ridden with fleas. Another example of 'status-ridden' might be an organisation where people work hard to get a better job title, rather than to do a better job.
September 16, 2019
Thank you Gdanning
September 16, 2019
Ridden = full off ("The cockroach-ridden apartment was disgusting"). So this means that many things the company did were based on rewarding status, not on rewarding the best employees (status = position compared to others. So company executives are high status, and the person who cleans the bathroom is low status)
September 16, 2019
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