Sunday, November 04, 2007

What kind of worker are you?


SuperMom Action Figure courtesy of Happy Worker (buy me one please!)

Recently I attended an audio brainwashing, I mean training, session for managers at my work and learned this fact:
29% of Employees are Loyal and Productive
55% of Employees are Not Engaged
16% of Employees are Actively Disengaged (troublemakers)
Right now, I fall squarely in the majority. That doesn't mean that I am not loyal and productive, but I simply don't live for my company and my job. At various points in my career I have been all three types, and probably in those percentages time-wise as well. I distinctly remember staying up all hours trying to finish a software project or helping manufacturing get instruments out the door. I also remember feeling completely demoralized when my company had to restate its earnings so I spend long hours playing cards instead of working. But for the most part, I am a decent worker who gets things done quickly and efficiently, so I build in some coast time for myself. What kind of worker are you?

1 comment :

Bigqueue said...

Oh...it is a cycle for sure. I'm not sure about my being a troublemaker any more....I used to be one who would try to "buck the system" when I felt people were being wronged....but I learned that it almost never worked. (I mean like 99.9% of the time)

But the cycle from motivated to passive is a real one.....and that often has to do with the cycle of RIFS we seem to be in lately.

Such is life....

As for action figures, I bought my wife a Librarian Action Figure that she loved at http://www.mcphee.com . They don't have a Super Mom figure....but they do have a Beethoven figure you might like too.

http://www.mcphee.com/items/11256.html

(as well as a page of meat items)
http://www.mcphee.com/categories/meat.html

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