The Antimatter Proposition
“88% of Americans feel that they work for a company that does not care about them as a ‘person’.”
~ Raj Sisodia
Why does this even matter? After all, most organisations appear to operate under the assumption that people are simply fungible “resources”. Resources that need a job more than the organisation needs them.
“There is sufficient evidence to show that people can be exceptionally innovative under certain conditions. Working in a [uncaring] machine-like organization is not one of them.”
~ H Jarche
Is workplace democracy a solution? Whatever the solution, there’s an awful lot of money – and joy – being left on the table:
“When businesses successfully engaged their employees… they experienced a 240% BOOST in performance-related outcomes”
~ Gallup, State of the American Workplace Report 2013
Maybe recent trends and evidence tempt you to think again about the nature of the workplace you have created, and the state of mind, and morale, of the folks in that workplace?
If so, one question I’m regularly asked is:
“How on earth can we start addressing this issue? How can we even begin to turn things around and create workplaces where folks feel like they might want to become engaged?”
And my answer to this question is: the Antimatter Principle.
Are you sufficiently engaged with your organisation that you might want to explore how this helps?
Leadership Yawns As Employees Check-Out ~ Bernie Nagle pp. Craig Daniels
State of the American Workplace ~ Gallup (Report)
Eleven Reasons Your Employees Are NOT Working For You ~ Jim Benson
The Antimatter Why ~ Bob Marshall