From this Denver Post article: “An overwhelming number of employees feel that the leadership has created an environment of suspicion where poor morale overshadows forward momentum,” the report said. “The change in culture has transformed gradually to a point where employees feel demoralized and unappreciated.”
This is a police department, but the report’s indictment of their culture sounds like it could describe a lot of places that employ people full time these days. Take my thoughts with a grain of salt, since I did write a book about this subject, but people’s sense of demoralization really jumps out at me now. It sucks. I feel for people. Yeah, I’m stressed scraping up money freelancing, but I worked in that other world. I’ll take this stress.
The thing that prompted me to post this link is that I’ve recently had discussions with a few people, different companies and industries, and each of these people used the term “police state” when describing their jobs.
This type of culture isn’t healthy. I have to believe that we can do better than this. C’mon. All these new technological innovations people keep bragging about, the new developments in workforce productivity—can’t we use all of this innovative thinking to create company cultures that employees don’t describe as “police states”?
Enough about reality. Let’s talk fiction.
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