One of the segments on WBUR’s On Point this morning, “Why Do We Work?” From the teaser:
We work to live, we live to work. Most of us lucky enough to have a job give most of our waking hours to our job. Why? Just for the paycheck? Our guest today says work for many of us is reduced to a paycheck, but what we yearn for is the right to work hard, to give to our job and our team and feel respect and self-respect.
I only caught about half of the segment but it was very good. The featured guest, Barry Schwartz, was no pollyanna. Yes, there will always be crap, deadbeats, etc. to deal with but, if we choose to, we can create work environments which defined by positive achievement rather than dealing with BS.
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