That was the start of our conversation!
I asked. “What’s the problem?” (The culture/psychology enquirer in me!)
He said. “Well you want the good news and the bad news story about my truck?”
Sure I said (getting ready for something compelling!)
You're Not the Boss of Me.
Discretionary effort is the extra mile an employee is willing to take in order to satisfy their customers, coworkers, and contract. Employees get hired because of their skills and talents. It is their discretionary effort that becomes the measure of their value to the organization.
Last week, I was pretty hard on Herman Cain and his response to allegations of sexual harassment. Since then, two women have come forward publicly, and all I can do is quote from my partner John Doyle:
*shrugs shoulders and sighs* "Well, you don't get your witnesses from Central Casting."
I find the statistics from a recent study hard to swallow considering the fact that young people fresh out of college are having a real hard time finding work, yet they’re willing to turn down a job due to social media and device restrictions at work.
The study, 2011 Cisco Connected World Technology Report, says respondents were not only college students but also newly hired employees fresh out of college. But it boggles my mind how internet access can be more important than pay-grade or just having a job. I guess I’m old fashioned.
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