“And to make work ‘work’ for our lives it’s not just about work/life balance. It’s about gender equality, breaking down the patriarchy, the system of white supremacy and this system of capitalism. The model of capitalism that we have is broken,” said Eva Dienel, Journalist and Work Sustainability Expert.
According to SHRM, more than half of workers plan to change jobs. As the war for talent resumes, employers in high growth industries will return their attention to wooing job seekers. Usually in the form of shiny benefits and promised work/life balance. But work stress is a leading cause of personal distress. Because it’s how we’re treated in the middle and the end of a tenure, not only the beginning, that matters. And organizations rarely see how their failure to deliver on promises, can inflict long-term harm.
Like any other relationship, there are rules. And expectations. But unlike other partnerships, all the power moves from the worker to the employer once the offer letter is signed. How can organizations show a responsible use of that power?
Create the High-Performance Culture Without the Self-Sacrifice
Many of us derive a sense of purpose and accomplishment from work. And the desire to be excellent at work can be motivating. And a healthy expression of our gifts. If the bar is in the right place. Which is hard to do, based on how most organizations measure value. Eva said, “If you’re thinking about work as a quality product that you can give to people in your organization, then you start to think about your role as an Continue reading “Is it Too Late for Employers to Fix What’s Broken About Work?”