I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about the occupational health aspects of my job. I’ve come to the conclusion that the best way to create a healthy work environment is to encourage everyone to be themselves and not worry about the impact their actions are having on others.
To me, the best way to be yourself is to be self-aware, and to allow others to be themselves as well. I don’t want to live in a world where everyone thinks about the “social interaction” of their workplace, or how they should act in the workplace.
I think this is a huge part of what makes a healthy workplace a healthy workplace. In fact, it is the part of a healthy workplace that is the least visible. Most people that work in the office are not even aware that they are working there. That’s because these people are the only ones who are really focused on getting things done and having a good day. The rest of us are just doing our day-to-day job without thinking about how we are affecting others.
That’s not always true, of course. We do all have a say in how we affect other people, and sometimes we can affect them in ways that are really unthought-of and not even consciously intended. We can make our employees worse, help them think about how they are hurting the organization, and make them more productive.
It’s not unusual for employees to think they are doing a good job when they are really not.
Vanderbilt is the largest manufacturing corporation in the country. And it does not need us to think about how we are affecting them. But there are lots of jobs that are done in a very un-thought-out way.
VANDERBILT is the largest company in the country, and in the middle of the manufacturing industry. Not much of an office worker would say that their job is not thought of at all, but its not unusual for organizations to think about how they are impacting others in a bad way. We can make them more productive, but in a way that they do not even consciously think of.
In the movie Inception, the main character is a guy who does not even know what they are doing. He has a job that is so un-thought-out, that he is actually thinking about the way it’s hurting him. In reality, he’s just focused on his job and using it to push his unconscious to make him feel good.
If you find this true, then you have to wonder how much of that can be attributed to habit. In fact, one of the main goals of any job is to work on ourselves. If we don’t think about what we are doing when we do our jobs, then we can never get to the point where we can take conscious action. You can’t see how you are harming yourself, because you don’t even know you are harming yourself.
I found this particular quote on LinkedIn.com to be really enlightening. It basically says that the best way to get rid of a habit is to change the habits. This is pretty much the same concept as the concept of “psychic detachment.” By changing our mind-sets, we can consciously choose to think about things from a new perspective.