In yesterday’s post, I highlighted a study which showed that bosses cause workplace stress for 75 percent of workers. This story about the air marshal’s program illustrates what people go through largely because of those who manage them.
The marshals view their jobs as critical to protecting planes and airports from terrorists. But the numerous complaints of alcohol abuse, sexual harassment and racist behavior describe an agency in chaos.
Another example of the importance of healthy employee engagement is described in this New York Times article by Kevin Rose, which further indicates that the tech industry is overlooking the obvious - bring back the human element in leadership.
Employees in every sector should leverage the supply demand equation by taking collective action to demand being treated with respect and dignity; and leadership that can be trusted.
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