Take a realistic look at what makes sense in today’s world!. Take a realistic look at what works!. “Why haven’t we learned to go golfing on Monday morning when we’ve learned to take our work home on Friday night?” Semler. Take a look at a democratic workplace and the rapid pace of change!.
Take a realistic look at what works!
“Why haven’t we learned to go golfing on Monday morning when we’ve learned to take our work home on Friday night?” Semler
Take a look at a democratic workplace and the rapid pace of change!
Take a look at the cultural and values approach to work practices!
A NEW APPROACH TO BUSINESS AND COMPANY ORGANISATION.
The seven-day workweek robs people of passion and pleasure, destroys family and community stability, and sets up business to fail once they have “burned out their employees and burned through ever more manipulative and oppressive strategies.”
“Creating and maintaining a high-performance culture is not easy in today’s turbulent environment and changing workplace, but through words and particularly actions, leaders let everyone in the organisation know what really counts.” (Understanding Management, Daft & Marcic 2009)
Family, leisure and sense of a person are given priority. With this sense of satisfaction, productivity within the workplace is achieved.
JOB SATISFACTION versus DOING THE JOB BECAUSE YOU HAVE TO
The seven-day weekend is a way of getting out of the control business and back to our central purpose.
Avoiding repetition, boredom and aggravation
A work week that is filled with joy, inspiration and freedom.
What implications does a non-hierarchical and democratic business structure have for the work place?
“Visitors need to learn that our economic success requires replacing control and structure with democracy in the workplace…”
Semler explains that there is an absolute necessity for companies to give up control to cope with changes that are transforming the way people live and work.
As educators, we too need to follow Semler’s approach of embedding cultural values based on positive work/life balance, in order to mould students to develop positive work habits and ultimately achieve success while valuing family time.
= Happy students
Semler’s mission is to change the habits of thought that lead to rigid and dehumanizing workplaces, to be replaced by engaging and productive ones, which regard people as whole human beings, seeing life and work as interrelated in a mutual commitment.