So we've got 'mission statements', the various interview pseudosciences (including some kind of handwriting thing—nobody's ever going to employ me)... what's this about paychecks?
lol. oh, just the idea that you will ever be paid what you are worth. thogh many are paid more than they are worth, but those people are the uber rich
I might start us an article then, though of course I don't know what I'm talking about on this subject.
You forgot the ultimate in "job woo": Taylorism. Produce, you looters! Faster, faster!
the irony is production goes up when people are happy, when they are given a sense of idependance and control, adn when they feel as if they are accomplishing something at the end of the day.
I've seen studies doing lego production. even building the same lego block, people are happier when they know what it is f or, why it's being made. and pay rate is not as important as being able to participate, even in the smallest, in design or ideas about production.
humans like to contribute, feel useful, and THINK. :-)
Sounds a bit...I dunno REDSREDSREDSREDSREDSREDS!!!!!! to me.
There is a limit, however. when I had just graduated from undergrad, i had my first "job job", outside of academics. this was late 80s and the 'in thing' was to "empower" employees. so they involved "employees" in *every f'ing decision made around the company*. we had to be on at least 3 different committees, to make sure our team (technical writers and research at your servies) was appropriately represented. we had meetings on the budget (as if we understood that), and on the new building design, and on ways to improve employee accountability and and and adn and....
I truly loath meetings.