Emerging from the coronavirus pandemic we are faced with a new reality when it comes to the world of work. Various questions abound, such as, what will the office of the future look like? How will these new hybrid models of remote work impact continuity and shape corporate culture? This is where design leadership comes in. We need to put a higher premium on valuing design leadership in the design of the future-of-work […]
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.