American Workers Are Just Putting in Time
Organizations today find themselves in a position of
asking employees to do more and more with less and less.
Many American workers are burned out and disenchanted. A
study of how women in Columbus, Ohio, spend their time
and the enjoyment they receive from those activities, by
Princeton Psychologist, Daniel Kahneman, found that
women rated their commute to work as more enjoyable than
their actual work. Can we translate this to mean, they
prefer being stuck in a traffic jam to performing their
Columbus career women are not alone. Gallup statistics
reveal that 74% of the American workforce is either just
putting in time or actively spreading discontent. As the
infectious discontent spreads throughout organizations,
leaders become ineffective and absorbed in their
problems. Unified approaches to common goals become a
distant memory as leaders are consumed with their own
survival. Flavor-of-the-month strategies are implemented
as remedies for the ailing culture, adding to employee
Recruitment becomes difficult when discontent is
prevalent because the company's greatest sales force,
its employees, are unwilling to recommend the
organization to friends and acquaintances. They do not
want to risk disappointing others.
Innovation and creativity are essential to meeting the
demands of the new marketplace. Yet, envisioning what
might be possible for an organization is impossible when
employees feel stuck and disgruntled. From this vantage
point it is easier to blame their leaders for what isn't
going right. How can organizations meet the challenging demands of an
increasingly competitive marketplace when employees are
just putting in time?
Good News: Cultural Transformation Energizes
Leadership Beyond Limits, LLC offers a unique and potent
process for cultural transformation that is grounded in
a blend of three approaches, the science of
Positive Psychology, the generative
process and Richard Barrett's
Cultural Transformation Tools.
The power of these approaches are fundamental to our
process which connects positive organizational
transformation with the passion of the employees.
Organizations who successfully transform their cultures:
articulate and communicate what values define the
organization, why the organization exists and what
their long term contribution to society will be.
in employee development, so that individuals can
explore how their own values, beliefs and purpose
align with the organizations.
employee's in using their strengths and invite
employees to build on the organization's future
infrastructure that supports the transforming
culture through education, structures, processes,
transformation process and the development of
transformational leaders bring resilience and renewed
energy to the organization. Employees remember what
originally attracted them to the organization and their
work takes on a deeper shared purpose. Employees
experiencing renewed creativity and enhanced
productivity working in a unified manner toward a
compelling future vision deliver results.
How Does a Leader Know if This is Right
For Their Organization?
Why not find out? Leadership Beyond Limits invites you
to call or email today to set up a telephone
consultation with Tom. There is no cost or
obligation for this consultation. Leadership Beyond
Limits works with clients who share our
passion for bringing meaning and value back to work. It
is important that we mutually agree we are a good fit
before beginning our work together.
Contact Leadership Beyond Limits
to explore maximizing the full potential of your