Most workers just need the money
The UK Guardian reports that in a recent ICM survey, three-quarters of people said they would stop working if they won the lottery.
If we needed more evidence that something is badly wrong with our organisations this is it. The bioteaming manifesto contends that our organisations and teams need to recapture the dynamic element which is present in nature's teams. Without this our workplaces can turn into prisons of dead compliance rather than places of living commitment.
In a related and equally depressing article Laziness, lies and organizational teams I comment on two other surveys – one about employee resentment over “dead wood” colleagues and the other about lies on job application forms.
Bioteams Books Reviews
Humans and animals do not need complete information to act; they can operate on various clues provided there is a sufficient context. Organizational teams can also use this thin slicing technique in conjunction with short messaging to enhance their performance. Malcolm Gladwell’s introspective book Blink digs deep into the abyss of human cognition to illustrate the human ability to think at a subconscious level. The idea of thin slicing is used where one is introduced to only a few snippets of information which lead to a series of conclusions based on moments of rapid cognition – an ability claimed to be intrinsically dormant in most humans. By bioteams guest author Max Bhanabhai.