by Patrick Adkisson
People are just not satisfied with their jobs today. The Conference Board found in January that only 45% of Americans are satisfied with their jobs. Just 51% find their work interesting.
One of the study’s authors concluded that workers “have to figure out what they should be doing to be the most engaged in their jobs and the most productive.”
I say managers need to help them.
Recession breeds mediocrity. Employees are afraid to make waves, to try something new, to take a risk that might result in something great. They’re even more afraid to take the big risk that could—gulp!—fail. And of course, that kills the kind of innovation many companies need now to pull out of the economic doldrums.
Plus, managers are so focused on productivity that they’re piling work on people who don’t like doing that kind of work—even if they’re good at it.
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