If affluent, relatively happy people are substituting their coffee and wine routine for Ritalin and Xanax, at what point does the proverbial house of cards topple?
More than one in seven Americans employed full-time now spend ten or more hours per day at work, not including commuting time. One in seven, or about 14 percent, may not sound like a lot but that works out to 15.2 million people, equal to the combined populations of New York, LA and Chicago.
Today some of the most forward-looking companies are engaging employees by designing policies and practices that address four core human needs—physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual—the same factors used in human-centered product design. Here are some quick examples...
It isn’t realistic to build sustainable high-performing companies by way of unsustainable work practices. Meeting people’s core needs, rather than simply trying to squeeze more out of them, is what makes it possible for them to work more effectively.
The more time we spend doing something, the less time we invariably have to invest elsewhere. The problem with framing our world by such terms is that it exposes us to the perils of scarcity.