Finding Fault

It is not uncommon for people to articulate their feelings of dismay about the behavioral characteristics of others, especially those with whom they have close, continuous contact. However, constant expressions of the perceived shortcomings of others can, in time, become chronic and as such may damage the relationships of all.

No one is without defects, behavioral or otherwise. Therefore, if one is eager to find faults in others, there will always be plenty of faults to find. However, in the words of an old song, “If you can’t say anything real nice, then not to talk at all is my advice.”

Now in print or as an eBook from Amazon, find Thriving in the Changing Workplace and The Successful Entrepreneur, Second Edition by Norman York and Using Your Inner Power to Find Meaningful Work by Norman and Madeleine York. Now in production, “Recareering™ for the Second Half of Life by Norman York.

 

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How has the employer/employee relationship changed?

 

 

 

 

Work increasingly is being driven by a project orientation that requires short or finite time horizons.  While many organizations do have and have had such a basic structure, typically they have warehoused employees during periods of inactivity.

 

The implied contract between employer and employee reflects a practical understanding that neither is expected to make long-term commitments to the other.  When the relationship ends, the employee does not feel betrayed or ill-used and the employer recognizes a responsibility to aid of a financial and transitional nature.  Loyalty on the part of the employee is to his or her skills and the extent to which she or he is employable.  Loyalty to the organization is reinforced by the fact that the employer provides training and other resources that increase individual employability

 

Now in print or as an eBook from Amazon, find Thriving in the Changing Workplace and The Successful Entrepreneur, Second Edition by Norman York and Using Your Inner Power to Find Meaningful Work by Norman and Madeleine York. Now in production, “Recareering™ for the Second Half of Life by Norman York.

Living and Working in Flow

 

 

            When we are unconsciously competent with whatever we are doing, we are having the optimal experience in which we become one with the task or activity.  In this state, called flow, the joy or fulfillment is so great that we may lose track of time—Where has the day gone?

 

            In his book Flow, psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi describes this phenomenon and discusses steps toward enhancing the quality of life.  He has this to say, “If one learns to enjoy and find meaning in the on-going stream of experience, in the process of living itself, the burden of social controls automatically falls from one’s shoulders.”  This is true independence.   

 

Now in print or as an eBook from Amazon, find Thriving in the Changing Workplace and The Successful Entrepreneur, Second Edition by Norman York and Using Your Inner Power to Find Meaningful Work by Norman and Madeleine York. Now in production, “Recareering™ for the Second Half of Life by Norman York.