To give employees flexibility, some companies have experimented with a four-day workweek. But what if instead of shortening the workweek, they shortened the workday, giving employees back a few hours at a time? That is, instead of a four day workweek, employees can have a 5-hour workday. That’s a question that employers may have to consider more as a larger percentage of […]
Emotional stress, including “stress from lack of control in the workplace or from life events,” creates susceptibility to physical illness. This was affirmed twenty years ago in a British Medical Journal article as summarized here by the U.S. National Library of Medicine.
Giving employees more control over their jobs does more than just reduce stress-related illness. It also decreases employee mortality. The key is empowering them to set their own goals, set their own schedules, prioritize their decision making and … have a voice in the goal-setting process.
Giving employees a chance to help shape the future of work will give them more skin in the game. It will deepen their connection to an organization. Finally, it gives them a sense of job ownership and control and will improve their well-being while benefiting the organization.