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Best Answer CJ Kelly says
Great answer and I agree, CJ. Corporations need to realize that they need to play to our strengths. Once we are required to do everything else besides, productivity goes down, not up. Poolman truly touched on something important.
Liberals value novelty above what works, and rush to embrace the new thing as better - even if it is just a renamed old product/service/methodology. Businesses thus recycle lean, six sigma, employee engagement under new names, chopping and changing
Thanks Savvy. Everyone had great answers. It's so personal. Tamara, you are correct. I see execs doing the "new thing" all the time to no avail.
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Cedric Yong says
Cedric...I have experienced that as well. It's unbelievable what goes on in the workplace sometimes.
Cecelia Switzer says
Cissy, I too have experienced that many times; it's enough to make a person want to tear their hair out. Incompetence, without any repercussions, drives me a little bit crazy.
People in management positions with no management skills. Often they are in those positions for the very reason you gave.
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That's what I call major stress, Old Poolman. Knowing one can lose their livelihood at any given moment is definitely a morale killer. Strangely, I hadn't thought of that reason. Thanks for reminding me about what's at stake these days.
Fortunately I was able to stay long enough to qualify for early retirement and I did just that. Many who stayed lost everything and were told to come back when they reached 65 and they could start collecting their pensions.
Wow. I feel really badly for those poor souls who decided to stay. Talk about depressing! I'm glad you weren't one of them, Mike.
That's really true, Mike, When I worked for a small state agency, we faced dissolution every biennial. When we merged with a huge agency, that no longer happens, but office politics in the large one became brutal. One stress exchanged for another.
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I did say that and I can relate to what you have said here. Office politics is devastating to morale---no doubt about it! It is a shame that many companies are not at all cognizant of what it takes to boost morale and to keep it strong and steady.
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Yoleen Lucas says
Hi Yoleen. I believe it is imperative to find a job/career that is a good fit for our unique personalities. That being said, I have experienced truly hellish employment. The time spent on those jobs was indeed demoralizing.
Seiboi Misao says
True. However, management can change morale. They would be wise to do so as this increases productivity and the bottom line.