(Posted by Cathy DuBois) In this next Blog of the series on our search for living in a more conscious way, I uncover more of the new agenda being pawned off on workers that, if allowed, will not only cause deep trauma but many other problems that have “unintended consequences.” Please read my prior Blogs to catch-up with this timely and fascinating discussion. Since becoming more conscious means that we are noticing how we live, who we can trust, and how we have been effected by our choices, we need to understand this topic more deeply, because if you cannot identify a problem you have no hope of solving it.
In a recent article “5 Ways to Promote Work Life Integration Among Your Employees” written by Staci Shepherd for Employers and Managers, I found many reasons to be wary of the hidden agenda. Read my Blog #10 in this series for her introduction and article link. Her next point is as follows:
4. Sell The Benefits of Work-Life Integration
Ms. Shepherd advises her audience (Employers and Managers) that they must be sure to sell this idea of Integration to all employees. People need to understand that they and their work are part of the whole. Using this “unified identity” way, they can realize that it is all the same and needs to be seen in that light so as to not get frustrated or irritated about work assignments. This keeps their inner-self happier and less apt to cause a rebellion.
Also, when employees know they will get the opportunity to do their personal tasks at some appointed time, they get less stressed. They may get to miss traffic, lines, etc. because they are doing their errands later in the day.
Ms. Shepard talks about boundaries and being sure to avoid “over-loading the same people” because they are always willing and able. Slackers will notice and it will get worse. She advises to make it easy for employees to come to you with stress problems and scheduling issues.
Rewards are necessary in her donkey/carrot approach to work. She talks about rewarding employees who stay healthy and encourages others to take walks and exercise often. “Healthy employees, healthy workplace.”
My stand on this is that employees should set their own boundaries about work and life balance. Work is work, even if you love it. You mostly do it to pay the bills or achieving some dream. Spouses at home are raising children and need their partners input and help and the kids need the example of a healthy work ethic.
It is ethically wrong to expect people to become like robots. In my experience, employers rarely want to hear from you. They hand down the assignments, maybe train a little and set deadlines. The workers make it all happen. They are creative. Then they go home for rest and relaxation.
I am not saying that innovation in the workplace is undesirable. As long as the human factor is always used as the yardstick it can be a good thing. Pretending we are robots is not that good thing.
I will write about item 5, the final part that Ms. Shepherd talks about in my next blog. Don’t miss it as this is really an interesting piece. Be sure and sign up with your email so you don’t miss a thing.
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Author Notes: Cathy DuBois is a healer, teacher, coach and Dr. of Clinical Hypnotherapy.
She is a published author and seeker of truth. Visit her website at www.tripleheart.co