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Stanford professor: “The workplace is killing people and nobody cares”

From the disappearance of good health insurance to the psychological effects of long hours, the modern workplace is taking its toll on all of us.

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Sergio Caredda
Sr. Director, HRBP DTC EMEA at VF Corporation

So what will company di without the People that make them?

Adam Grant
Author, GIVE AND TAKE, ORIGINALS, OPTION B at Penguin Publishing Group

Hey leaders: people aren’t the most important resource in your company. People *are* your company.

Israel Idonije
ATHLITACOMICS

We are ultimately responsible for our own happiness. Making a life is far more than making a living. Humans are multi-dimensional. Now is a great time to resolve to fulfill each of those facets. Create a plan and take the steps to make your life what you envision. Positivity begets positivity! Happy 2019!

Russ Lilly
Former FedEx Managing Director

Interesting article albeit, I believe it missed a couple of key items that influences the results.
With the mindset of, “I have to work”, that in itself contributes to stress. Is that the fault of the Company? Average workers do not really like their job. Is that the fault of the Company? People put earning expectations on themselves, striving to attain nicer/better things and improve their lifestyle thinking this will afford them happiness. It affords them more stress. Young workers today are virtually incapable of truly disconnecting. Those pesky electronic devices won’t allow them to wind down and regenerate for the most part, all of which brings about more stress. Granted, Companies need to do a better job at promoting the well being of their employees but to largely blame them is too easy.
Companies are no longer loyal to the employee and likewise employees are less loyal today than times past. The real tragedy is how Companies have become slaves to Wall Street and what it takes to
meet investor expectations. It’s kind of a Catch 22 but there’s an answer somewhere. The question
becomes whose responsibility is it to find a balance.

Jan Zheng
Founder | Product Designer & UX Engineer at Phage Directory

Companies will keep taking advantage of people and make them work as long as they can, and then lay them off, if there’s profit in it.

Remember, we’re a profit maximizing community of opportunists — everything else (like health or happiness) is secondary to profit