People — otherwise known as talent and human beings – are truly an organization’s greatest asset in today’s world. So why are people so often treated like potatoes that can be shifted around from one job to another? Organizations pay a lot of money and time to recruit the best and the brightest and entice them with their vision, culture and being the best company out there. Have you ever thought that looking for a job is a lot like dating? Everyone is showing their best sides and trying to prove that they are “the one.” More
Future of Work
We spend so much time getting our ducks in a row and very little time on what we want to do with the actual duck. We get so caught up with activity, to do lists and feeling productive that we often forget about our purpose. It gets us stuck in cycles of activity versus impact. It happens every day at work. We get programmed to get up in the morning, check our calendars and see what meetings we need to be in and then some of us think about how much time we have to actually work — do what we were hired and paid to do.
Most of us are so focused on getting somewhere that we miss the journey.
Imagine this scenario. After over a decade with your company, you lock yourself out of your computer and you call Technical Support to have them reset it. The guy is super friendly but here was the irony.
The employee contract has been broken for a long time. If you keep up on employee engagement and knowledge workers, you will see the same messages for the last 20 years. The only area that has changed is the technology and what is possible by connecting online.