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The hidden tactic overloaded workers are using to catch up

Solving Leaveism

  1. Managers should have adequate training before being put in position. They should be trained to be socially sensitive and empathetic.
  2. Foster a supportive workplace that encourages employees to raise concerns about their workload.

Having a manageable work-life balance is achievable if managers are able to recognize that they shouldn't push their employees too hard or else they'll end up getting burnt out. Productivity will improve with better balance.

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Recessions come and go
Recessions come and go
  • A recession is "good" or "bad," depending on who it impacts and how badly it affects them.
  • In the last thirty years, a recession has come and gone somewhere in ...
Recessions are far from equal
  • Banks are better able to handle a financial crisis than a decade ago. The 2008 recession was about the housing market and shares, which affected higher income groups.
  • The present crisis seems to be hitting the lower-income groups, the vulnerable workers, young, and less skilled. It is similar to the late 70s, early 80s recession, which affected young and unskilled workers.
  • Another lesson from 2008 is that recessions don't always lead to significant numbers of job losses. Layoffs were concentrated among a small number of people, and they stayed unemployed for a long time.
  • In this recession, far more workers will be at risk if social-distancing rules remain in place over a long period.
GDP during a crisis
  • A drop in GDP was expected during the 2020 lockdown. Shops and businesses were closed, and the total value produced by goods and services decreased. In turn, this affected the staff of those businesses earning less money.
  • Furloughs. At its peak, about nine million people in the UK were paid a furlough - the government paid 80% of their salaries, and the employer could choose to top up the rest. Other countries have similar state-backed furlough schemes. These schemes will be coming to an end, and employers will have to decide if they have to lay off employees permanently.
  • The losses are not yet crystalising. People are taking mortgage and credit holidays. It means the losses are pushed further down the road. The financial sector bubble will burst, and we will see real turmoil again.
The Competency Trap
The Competency Trap

The company having the original PC technology back in the 70s was Xerox. This was a time when their photocopiers were a worldwide hit, and even their brand name ‘Xerox’ was used as a verb. They had...

The Problem Of Success

Successful organizations start having rigid corporate cultures, which crumble when the outside world evolves, which is always inevitable.

The rules and assumptions that companies operate on, become embedded, making the employees blinded from any potential future innovations.

The Sunk-Cost Bias

... is a reluctance to give up on the past spendings and investments made on projects or products that are no longer providing any return.

The managers are usually unable to make strong decisions and keep adding costs to failed (or about to fail) projects.

Our Work Happiness

A dream job is a goal that many want to attain, and is part of our pursuit of happiness. Happiness, in this case, is not the pleasure-seeking kind, but that which comes from meaning, purpose and go...

Giving People Control Of Their Decisions
  • For employers, happy workers translate into more profit.
  • People are happy when they are in control of their work.
  • Work from home makes them happier even if they end up doing more work than they would at the office, as it is hard to switch off.
  • People who have more control on their work-life, would have the ability to make it less stressful, but it may or may not lead to real happiness.
  • As people work more, they end up damaging their work-life balance, even if they have a choice.
The Dream Job: Creative Professions

Creative work fits the definition of a ‘dream job’ to the hilt, as many people dream of doing stuff they love, like making great paintings, sculpting, writing scripts, and then getting paid for it too.

The problem is that society does not educate or finding purpose and meaning using our creative energy, and one has to find it on their own.