Those of us who are paid better have an opportunity to help redress this unfairness, even as it is something companies ought to be doing themselves. This is not about charity. It’s about compensating people more fairly for the work they do and the services they provide.
When leaders model in their own behavior sustainable ways of working, the effect on those they lead is far bigger.
Valuing and encouraging renewal requires no financial investment. What it does require is a willingness among leaders to test their longstanding assumption that that performance is best measured by the number of hours employees puts in...
Remember how Bon Jovi put it? “Gonna live while I’m alive, I’ll sleep when I’m dead.” Here’s my version: “Gonna thrive while I’m alive, I’ll sleep so I’m ahead.”
There are also some simple solutions that leaders and managers can introduce at virtually no cost that would make any workplace more humane and desirable — and, in all likelihood, also increase profitability.