On Labor Day, we celebrate organized labor and reflect upon the values, sacrifices, and rewards of work itself. The bulk of our adult lives is consumed with work: getting a job, doing the job, and keeping that job.
The nature of “work” is evolving with the rise of telecommuting, the gig economy, and an increase in freelance, start-up, and coworking options. It’s important to examine what forces impact productivity, satisfaction, motivation, and relationships in the workplace.
One study suggests that “actively disengaged” employees cost the United States at least $550 billion each year. Few organizations have made progress in achieving true engagement within the ranks of their workforce.