Missing the point

Business, Company Strategy, Economics, Managing people
By John Richardson on 30-Jul-2008

Great that my entry yesterday Work can be the death of you produced a response.

But I think the commentator missed the point.

Working long hours is not an issue for staff who are properly managed and motivated. The “presenteeism” of some work cultures, though, is surely a major source of concern for the welfare of employees.

Sure the “business furniture” of free workplace food, slides and dressing down needs to be supported by a management approach that goes deeper.

I would suggest that at least in the case of Google creativity is not just a surface PR image.

A conducive workplace environment can also be an indicator of a deeper respect for employees.Otherwise, we mightaswell go back to the “executive canteen”.