During an economic downturn a lack of job security can have a negative effect on employees. Not only can this adversely impact employee morale, it can have a wider impact on the culture of a workplace.
As a facilitator of organisational change have you ever been leading a workshop where participants get fixated on discussing what’s wrong with their organisation, rather than developing ideas to solve these problems
The tendency to focus on what is wrong is common among high achievers. When I go through 360 assessment results with people, they generally skim over the positive comments and zoom in on what they perceive as critical.
A recent study investigated how these weekend recovery experiences were associated with specific states of positive affect (e.g., joviality, serenity, and self-assurance) and negative affect (e.g., sadness, fear, fatigue), during the following workweek.
Will Schutz was a real maverick who believed that if someone is to realise their full potential they need to work on the development of healthier self-concepts, self-determination, and openness.
The fact that having a job provides us with an income, social contact, security, and a sense of purpose is undeniable. Furthermore, having a job has also been shown to be related to increased health and wellbeing.
A substantial proportion of our waking life is spent working, so it’s not entirely surprising that wellbeing at work has become an increasing area of interest for many individuals.
Peter Bregman states that if you consistently practice these rituals, or whichever pattern works for you, then it won’t take long for your rituals to become habitual.
Carol Dweck has devoted a lot of time and research to exploring these different mindsets and their associated outcomes. The former reflects a fixed mindset and is defined by an underlying belief that human qualities are carved in stone.
Identifying those who prefer to keep work and home separate and helping them to physically and mentally detach from work may be valuable. This could include making changes to role design and workload.