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Fear at work and in the marketplace… results from our survey

fearA few interesting findings from the Fear Survey

Some business leaders feel that fear has increased their organizational productivity.

  1. They are producing more per person than in the past.
  2. People are staying on the job longer (reduced turnover). The consequences of this are reduction of the learning curve impact from on-boarding new employees.
  3. The longer employees are on the job, the faster and more effectively they produce results.
  4. People feel they have to demonstrate their strength of performance in order not to be laid off.
  5. People are producing better quality and less waste because of tenure, fear of losing their job, etc.
  6. There are fewer people and they are assuming expanded accountability for performance. So more is being produced by fewer people.
  7. Do you have additional reasons?

What is the fear that is driving this increase in productivity?
People are in fear for job security.

  1. Fear of income flow loss.
  2. People are in fear of the unknown future.
  3. People are in fear of losing their importance (their job is their image of themselves).
  4. People are in fear of not finding as good a job as they currently have.
  5. People are in fear of not finding a title as good as they currently have (career progression fear).
  6. Others??

The question is; “Is this increased productivity gain sustainable as the economy stabilizes and/or improves?”

What are your thoughts?


July 5, 2009 at 1:17 pm Leave a comment

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