Going Lean and Mean = Going Gaunt and Dead?
I continue to be amazed at how we continue to make cuts while expecting improvement. Personally, I feel that the supervisors in most organizations are so overloaded with tasks and responsibilities that they cannot even take vacations any more.
I blog here about how the average workday is approaching 13.5 hours with all the email connectivity going on these days, and that does not include the 5 hours on weekends and the reality that 10% of managers check their emails every hour while on vacation.
The pin WILL hit the balloon for everyone at some point – we will see it in all kinds of stress-related workplace problems.
So, I ask the simple question:
Every manager needs to look for ways to better enable the people in organizations to improve every aspect of the workplace.
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For the Serious FUN of All of This!
Dr. Scott Simmerman is a designer of team building games and organization improvement tools. Managing Partner of Performance Management Company since 1984, he is an experienced presenter and consultant.
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