I specifically left the ultra corporate world because I couldn't function in it. I now work in a general industry that celebrates freedom of expression (bad jokes, swearing, and most importantly being genuine). My department has been generally protected by the corporatization of my company by a extremely well respected manager for years! When we were in the weeds, he was the first one lending a hand! He recently got promoted to a different department, and now we are stuck with someone who is classic corporate. Dotes on the laziest of the bunch, because in the managers eyes they focus on the "soft skills" while the lazy one shluffs their real job onto the rest of us. It's a male dominated industry, and I'm female. I should note the particular lazy one is also female. The only other one on my team, and my new manager is also female. I've worked my ass off for 10 years in this industry to get where I'm at. I'm more technically skilled in experience, and on paper than my lazy counterpart, but I've been seeing her shoulder tapped time and time again. I think what I'm ultimately asking is why is this the go to thing? Why does this type of management seem to prevail? The general consensus amongst my coworkers is that they'd work 10 times harder for the previous manager and even some make a point to work less for the new manager. Seems to be a counter intuitive management style. It's also been brought up in just about everyone's reviews that we notice the shift, and it's not going well. Also this type of management seems to breed a type of deception. I'm blown away at how much less productive my team is literally intentionally being because of our new manager, but I don't blame any of them. (I have not changed one single iota one way or another.) how do I survive this? Can I survive this without changing my philosophical beliefs? I'm all for the general win of the company! Sincerely! That's what the previous manager was all about! But now I feel like I'm fighting a corporate ghoul!