Imagine an office of a company in which greets you rarely, you often see behind, you do not trust anyone, everyone speaks ill of others, there are many unpleasant, it comes with a few colleagues and is hard to work with someone.
Reminds you of anything? It looks like (even loosely) to your office or your workplace? If yes, may I know if you work well and if the results are lower than potential?
I am sure that the final answers that you gave are NO and YES. I could be wrong, but I doubt it strongly.
What is missing in this environment is the factor H: Humanity.
If you are in the sad situation of the gentleman beside, perhaps this article might interest you.
In the U.S. (the home of every odd but also ingenious inventions) have coined a term for people who are literally "addicted" to work: workaholic. More or less "drunk at work". For most it may seem that this approach to work is rewarding in the end, "Ok, I work like a mule pack but eventually achieve excellent results."
Well, not always so. Go and tell to Toyota, the home of visual management and lean production that after these ingenious innovations management, have had serious problems in a context in which they had staked everything, quality. The myth of infallibility was then strained and management of half the world had to consider what it really means productivity and quality, with results once again disappointing.
Also in the U.S. someone has instead tried to observe the situation from another perspective, and if too much work without breaks and without a good atmosphere, instead of helping, the worst individual performance? And here lies the famous paradox of productivity: work less often means producing better. Why? continue reading...