Linked – Mental Health at Work: Managers and Money

Linked – Mental Health at Work: Managers and Money

When management harms the mental health of our employees, we typically respond by offering them yoga or meditation spaces or maybe a lunchtime session on stress management. We never look at the system. We offer them ways to better cope with the broken system, but we never take responsibility for what the workplace is doing to their mental health.

Linked – New data shows shortsighted companies will try to replace workers with AI

Linked – New data shows shortsighted companies will try to replace workers with AI

Many people who make hiring and firing decisions don’t think about AI as a tool for better work-life balance or increased productivity in their workforce. They are planning on replacing their workforce. These are likely the same ones who view layoffs as a strategy to tweak stock prices and see employees as numbers on a financial statement instead of human beings. Increasingly, they are being put in charge by shareholders who see employees similarly – a bothersome cost.

We should not be surprised that younger generations want to blow it all up.

The Royal Family Provides an Example of What Happens When People Are Left Without Information

The Royal Family Provides an Example of What Happens When People Are Left Without Information

The people who follow the Royal Family were left without further information about Kate after her original surgery. We can argue about what information they were entitled to, and I’d agree they weren’t entitled to any. Still, we saw a large group of people filling in the blanks with some of the wildest conspiracy theories we’ve seen anywhere when no information was forthcoming.

Imagine what happens on Teams or Slack about your company when information is unavailable.

Did We Need Someone to Tell Us That Employees Don’t Care About Shareholder Profits?

Did We Need Someone to Tell Us That Employees Don’t Care About Shareholder Profits?

It really shouldn’t be newsworthy that someone thinks employees don’t care about shareholders, and for those of us in the legal space, it should also not come as a shock that your staff doesn’t care about “profits per partner.” It’s irrelevant. I spent years assuming that if profits and shareholder value were up, that would result in better pay and raises for everyone. That was na├»ve. We were likely talking about the difference between a 2% and a 3% raise. It’s not nothing but not worth all the long hours and life-wrecking commitments we are often asked to give to work.