I wasn't invited to Cannes and I'm pissed off.
Not that I wasn't invited. I would hate being in Cannes.
Number one: I hate parties.
Two: I hate most people.
Three: I hate the bullshit.
What I'm pissed off about is simple. And it's the divorce or breach between what management does and how workers are treated.
Apparently I'm not alone in this.
According to a recent study done by the Gallup organization, 100 million people in America hold full-time jobs. 70% of them either hate going to work or have mentally checked out to the point of costing their companies money. They are "roaming the halls spreading discontent." In fact only 30% of workers says they're "engaged and inspired" at work.
Here's what's happening in a neo-socialist nutshell.
While productivity has soared over the last 20 years, pay has gone down.
But that's not the main reason workers are revolting. In fact, Gallup says what's behind our discontent and disengagement is bad management. Like reveling in foreign junkets while your workers sweat and salaries freeze.
What's missing, again according to Gallup, is regular praise from management, opportunity for growth and an occasional question about how to improve things. Among those who say they "loathe their jobs," 57% said they were "ignored at work," and 41% said "they couldn't say what their company stood for."
Gallup says "management from hell are creating active disengagement costing the United States an estimated $450 billion to $550 billion annually."
That's enough for now.
I'm part of the 30% who are engaged and inspired. And I've got work to do.