Here’s some news from the American Ostrich Association: ostriches do not really bury their heads in the sand. But I know a species that does. It’s homo corporatus. Although the concept of work-life tension has become commonplace, many employers still operate mostly under the pretense that nobody has a life outside of work. Even in […]
Are We Dying to Go to Work?
Work can be sickening. Literally. In a riveting appearance at the recent Great Place to Work annual conference, Stanford business school professor Jeffrey Pfeffer presented a devastating case for the negative effects of U.S. workplaces on our health. Pointing out that human sustainability ought to be at least as important a goal as environmental sustainability, […]
Top 10 Things I Learned in New Orleans
I’m just back from yet another conference—this one, the annual Great Place to Work (GPTW) conference in New Orleans. And I want to start by making clear that after four or five days in the Big Easy, I am now able to pronounce its name correctly (“New OR-lins”) at least 50 percent of the time. […]