Many people yearn to belong to an organization whose principles they share and can embrace in their daily work. And if corporate stewards tend the culture well, they can count on an engaged and committed workforce for many years to come.
I realized just how cutthroat the admission process had become when my son and I attended a college information session last summer in Massachusetts. It’s all about 'the strategic packaging of yourself,' the admissions official said. 'This is no time for humility.'
'Blame such incivility on greater stress and overburdened workers if you will, but it’s still unacceptable behavior that can prove costly to companies in terms of employee morale, productivity and turnover.'
Overworked and overstressed, many employees are frustrated and frightened. They feel they have little control over their work lives and, even worse, little hope that things will get better anytime soon.