In some organizations, some categories of staff are allowed to shape the nature of their work. Using the past as a benchmark, when more employees are involved in the design of the work of the future, the social and personal chaos and anxiety will subside. Having a sense of control by employees will calm troubled minds and reset current social commotion.
This is key at a time when life seems out of control for many. And, it’s not just the viral pandemic that has us feeling powerless. There are other matters […]
NOTES: When Employees Design Work Of The Future
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.