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Reasons Why Workers Look for Fun Things to Do in the Workplace

 

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Why do so many employees look for fun things to do at work such as reading The Joy of Not Working by Ernie J. Zelinski in full view of the boss and co-workers? 

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Boredom is one of the reasons. 

Frustration is another. Still another is the bitterness that some employess have toward their own uselesness in their workplace and on this planet.

But there are more: The originators of the Harris Poll and FranklinCovey recently polled 23,000 American workers employed full time within key industries and in higher level positions. Here are several of their interesting findings:

  • Only about 3 in 8 workers (37 pecent) said they have a clear understanding of what their organization is trying to achieve and why.
  • Fewer than 1 in 5 employees (17 percent) felt their organization fosters open communication that is respectful of differing opinions and that results in new and better ideas.
  • Only 1 in 5 employees were enthusiastic about their team’s and organization’s goals.
  • Only 1 in 10 workers felt that their organization holds people accountable for results.
  • Only 1 in 5 employees fully trusted the organization they work for.
  • Only 1 in 5 workers said they have a clear “line of sight” between their tasks and their team’s and organization’s goals.
  • Only 1 in 2 workers (50 percent) were satisfied with the work they have accomplished at the end of the week.
  • Only 15 percent of working drones felt that their organization fully enables them to execute key corporate goals.
  • Only 15 percent of workers felt they worked in a high-trust organizational environment.
  • Only 13 percent of employees have high-trust, highly cooperative working relationships with other groups or departments.  

In an Internet survey of 2,337 American workers by staffing giant Randstad, almost half of respondents said they did not respect their boss, and just half believed their boss was competent.

Get this: You can get fired for telling the truth: A South Korean financial researcher lost his job for telling a TV talk show that people make unwise investments because they are too greedy.

 

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