'Undercover Boss' Needs to Be Clear on Who the Boss Really Is

'Undercover Boss' is one of those reality shows that tries very, very hard not to let its seams show. In the two seasons it's been on CBS, it has taken pains to make sure that the CEO, mayor, executive or owner that dons the wig and glasses and goes undercover doing front-line jobs at his or her company isn't found out, despite the show's popularity. There's elaborate costumes, and a whole other film crew that shoots footage that never gets aired, just to throw people off the trail.

But one of the things they've been inconsistent with is identifying if the boss that's going undercover is actually someone who can actually perform boss-like tasks such as hiring, firing, and promoting people. Read More...



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