workplace

A Quote by Edward Paul Abbey on work, slavery, inequality, workplace, emplyers, employees, and wage slavery

The world of employer and employee, like that of master and slave, debases both.

Edward Abbey (1927 - 1989)

Source: A Voice Crying in the Wilderness (Vox Clamantis in Deserto): Notes from a Secret Journal, Pages: 26

Contributed by: Tsuya

A Quote by Sam Carpenter on workplace and work

Your employees are not mind readers or fortune tellers, and your business is not a free-form venue for experimentation, or a place where individual preference based on mood, time of the day, or random circumstance can rule the day. Your purpose and methodology must be clear, concise, consistent, and understood by everyone involved. Aim for a workplace that is orderly and efficient.

Sam Carpenter

Source: Ten steps to workplace success: http://www.startupnation.com/blogs/index.php/2008/07/25/ten-steps-to-workplace-success/

Contributed by: ~C4Chaos

A Quote by Ken Hendricks on work, job, and workplace

There are three sayings I live by, and one of them is 'The tragedy of life is what dies inside a man while he lives.' That's what losing a job is like. That's why we have to bring them back.

Ken Hendricks

Source: Inc: Create Jobs, Eliminate Waste, Preserve Value: http://www.inc.com/magazine/20061201/entrepreneur-hendricks.html

Contributed by: ~C4Chaos

A Quote by Thomas J. "Tom" Peters on work, workplace, pleasant, caring, and engaged

Fact is, the work place to a great extent is "where we live." We need star accountants. Boffo saleswomen. Over-the-top creatives in marketing and new product development. And so on. But, since we're effectively talking about "where we live," good sense and good business and "good" engagement throughout the "supply chain," from vendor's vendor to customer's customer, we would benefit mightily—including on the P & L—if we insisted (!) on: "Pleasant." "Caring." "Engaged."

Tom Peters (1942 -)

Source: 100 Ways to Succeed #120: Pleasant. Caring. Engaged. http://www.tompeters.com/entries.php?note=010426.php

Contributed by: ~C4Chaos

A Quote by Robert I. Sutton on respect, behavior, work, workplace, and abuse

The “No Asshole Rule” doesn’t allow anyone to get away with demeaning, nasty, or disrespectful behavior toward others in the workplace. People who continually behave that way need serious reform or should be shown the door.

The rule is needed because too many organizations allow such behavior to persist. For example, surveys show that one out of two Americans has an abusive boss. And one out of five or six people is in work relationships where they feel persistently, emotionally abused.

Assholes have devastating cumulative effects partly because nasty interactions have far more impact on us than positive ones—five times the punch, according to recent research. And it takes numerous encounters with positive people to offset the energy and happiness sapped by a single episode with one asshole.

The behavior of assholes damages individual well-being and also impacts corporate profits, mostly because it reduces people’s commitment to the organization and drives out some of the best employees.

Robert Sutton

Source: Meet the Masterminds: Robert Sutton on "The No Asshole Rule" for the Workplace: http://www.managementconsultingnews.com/interviews/sutton_interview.php

Contributed by: ~C4Chaos

A Quote by Robert Reich on work, employees, downsizing, workplace, and business

I think re-engineering or restructuring or downsizing or rightsizing or whatever you want to call it, it's basically firing, has gone way too far. Employees, as I've talked to them across the country, feel that they are not respected, they are not valued, they are worried about their jobs. They simply feel that the company is no longer loyal to them. Why should they be loyal to the company, they ask me. Why should I go the extra mile? Why should I care?

Robert Reich

Source: Frontline: Does America still work? http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/america/interviews/reich.html

Contributed by: ~C4Chaos

A Quote by Alexander Kjerulf on work, job, and workplace

When we’re unhappy at work we get a lot more competitive, for one simple reason: When work doesn’t give us happiness and enjoyment we want to get something else out of it. And what else is there but compensation and promotions.

Alexander Kjerulf

Source: Top 10 Signs You're Unhappy at Work: http://positivesharing.com/2007/11/top-10-signs-youre-unhappy-at-work/

Contributed by: ~C4Chaos

A Quote by Military Saying on kindness and workplace

Be careful of the feet you step on today, as they may be connected to the butt you have to kiss tomorrow.

Military Saying

Contributed by: Jason

A Quote by Philip Linden on linden lab, tao, workplace, second life, and change the world

Do It With Style  It’s not enough that we want to change the world. It’s not enough that our product is incredibly complex and our vision is vast and shifting. We’re not just going to win, we’re going to do it with style. That means a lot of different things, and a lot of what it means can’t be captured in a handbook.

Philip Linden

Source: The Tao of Linden: http://blog.secondlife.com/2006/07/25/the-tao-of-linden/

Contributed by: ~C4Chaos

A Quote by Mitch on success, workplace, and integrity

Success in the workplace is a direct result of integrity.

Mitch Thrower

Source: "The Attention Deficit Workplace" by Mitch Thrower

Contributed by: Mitch

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