Strangers in the Office

2015-01-26

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“Uncertainty is the very condition to impel man to unfold his powers…Only if he recognizes the human situation, the dichotomies inherent in his existence and his capacity to unfold his powers, will he be able to succeed in his task: to be himself and for himself and to achieve happiness by the full realization of those faculties which are peculiarly his – of reason, love, and productive work.” Erich Fromm, 1947. An Inquiry into the Psychology of Ethics.

Dr Stuthridge argues that as we move out of the economic downturn offices will need to accommodate rapidly changing personal and technological demands. Failure to do this will result in poor organisational performance, reduced staff morale and difficulty recruiting the best workers. He proposes a root and branch process to effect the necessary realignment of organisation and staff goals. Currently, employees may be considered ‘strangers in the office’ because the traditional workplace neither recognises nor fulfils their potential.

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