Employees are either ticked off or raring to go. That’s the commonly held wisdom, right?
I wanted to find out and conducted a survey before my radio show, Your Triple Bottom Line. Some pleasant surprises: A large percentage of responders have positive things to say about the workplace. (The survey is still open for a week, so that number could change.)
However, when asked to describe what a terrible place to work was, one respondent cited “Filth, blind micro-management, too many chiefs.”
Hmmm! Too many chiefs is a common refrain whenever I speak to companies about what’s the biggest stumbling block to a more collaborative workplace.
I conducted this snap survey because we were planning on asking our guest, a much-acclaimed author of the book Fired Up Or Burned Out, about what kind of leadership makes workplaces so dreary or at other times, inspiring. The book (it’s received great reviews on Amazon!) takes you into the ‘power of connection’ at work from the American Revolution to… Starbucks!
Cross-posting this from the Show blog, Your3bl.com