Research Shows 3 Ways to Bring More Humanity to the Workplace

Work can be dehumanizing. I’m not only talking about truly hard work, like laboring in a coal mine or on an oil rig. A 9-to-5 job, despite its privileges, is a vestige of a time when corporations treated workers as static resources rather than people capable of decision-making and trust. In advanced economies, people spend more than a third of the day working, yet most jobs offer limited opportunities for autonomy and self-expression. It doesn’t surprise me that more than half of employees in the U.S. are dissatisfied with their work.