Welcome to the first in this new book series Humanity@Work featuring articles from guest speakers on the back2different podcast by host and main author Mac Bogert and friends.
Scientific Management was a movement that flourished during the previous turn of the century. Though the idea of efficiency seems sensible enough, it spawned the contagion of people-as-things. Cogs. Replaceable parts. Clinical model profiles. Work cubicles. Windowless offices and schools. Maybe it’s time we revisited the bottom line. If that line crushes any part of our emotional and spiritual well-being, we need to generate a different work. When onboarding new employees by telling them what to do for the company, how about asking them what the company can do for them? And we now have the data to support the value of engaging humanity at work.