Ok, so this may seem like a silly topic for a blog, but I think addressing sleep and the need for it to insure a productive day's work is actually a worthwhile subject. Because I think most people get too little of it, sleep that is... And I think I know why.
It could be the downturn in the economy which has streamlined business, cut jobs and made more work for everyone, including the boss. But I go back to that subject I often write about—technology. Honestly, with all this technology we are connected 24/7. And that means we are probably just not keeping up on work within our geographic sphere, but we're connected all over the world, all the time. I don't believe the time managers have come up with a great solution to this portal to all-day/all-night work, work, work. If you have, let's hear more about it.
Technology makes it hard to sleep, especially for those who sleep with their Blackberries, and I know quite a few of them… In my opinion the next 10-20 years should be spent figuring out how to manage our technology, or we'll never get enough sleep to keep our gray matter happy. I for one need sleep, if I can just figure out how to make that happen, with everything else I have to manage.
Generally speaking, money has long been the motivating force behind getting a job. You need to pay bills. You get a job to pay the bills. Ok, so maybe the motivation is to pay bills, but money plays a part. Of course it does.
When you're running a business there is a natural transaction that takes place between you, the owner and the workforce. They (the workforce) do a job and you (the employer) pay them - money. But to truly motivate, the work should be satisfying. And to truly feel satisfied with the work they do for you, the results should be good. In this case, money is not so important. The motivation being value and satisfaction (it stands to reason that if the work needed by the employer is no fun then the compensation should be higher, but the reverse is usually true.) All this is to say that money has long been, and rightly so, the motivating factor behind the work exchange.
Today, however, that is changing. Personal satisfaction seems to be the modus operandi. Employees want to feel good about their work. They want to feel there is value associated with it, and that they are in turn valued. The employee seems to be saying, if who I am and what I do doesn't matter the
n I'd rather do this somewhere else. No longer are they satisfied with scratching their way to the top of the heap. Of course, this is a big generalization, but it seems to me that it is a trend. And if it is here's the other trend - money will not be the major motivating factor in retention. Value will be the key. Value who you have and they will "value" you back. Now you can take that to the bank!
Sometimes, it's just good to celebrate those accomplishments in life. My agency created this "savvy news site". So proud of what we have done. Working on a television program, so stay tuned! Here's a sample!
Step 7: Prioritize -Rome wasn't built in a day and your workload won't be caught up in a day. Don't try to get up to speed immediately, just tackle the necessities first and move down the line.
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