President Biden is not the most inspiring boss. Has there ever been a president in recent history who has so little to offer in the way of personality and leadership?
According to Politico:
In the first year of the Biden White House, comradery has been fleeting and many teams are suffering from low morale, according to several White House officials.
The result: many White House aides are feeling gloomy this holiday season, so much so that they anonymously fumed to West Wing Playbook in the hope it may alert senior leaders to the problem.
Many are also currently eyeing the exits, creating the potential for higher-than-usual turnover at the beginning of the year, when aides feel they’ve been in the job long enough that it won’t look odd to depart.
“A lot of the natural coordination that happens in a typically functioning White House has been lost, and there has been no proactive effort to make up for it through intentional team building,” said one White House official.
Working at the White House may be a unique gig. But like many other employers, staffers there are experiencing their fair share of burnout . . .
Some staffers say it’s the result of an insular, top-heavy White House of longtime Biden aides who are distant from much of the staff — “no new friends in Biden world,” goes the refrain. And others say it’s just poor management.