How does work make you feel? Is work driving you round the bend? Is it the actual location for work that influences your answer? Or is it what you do and the demands placed upon you? How do you cope with work? And, whilst we think about it, are you just coping or thriving and being productive and buzzing at the amount of great stuff you get done each day? Hold that thought.
The Dutch (and to an extent, their north European neighbours in Scandinavia) are regarded as leaders in ideas on how to improve employee engagement, productivity, wellbeing and basically putting people ahead of the capital asset. What you might not know is that this is rooted in Dutch culture.
No matter what you might think everyone needs rules. Or, shall we say, guidance. Because without some boundaries, without some kind of notion of what’s right and wrong things will unravel.
Anyone watching teams play football, rugby, cricket or hockey (choose the sport you like best) will know the that a team without shape, structure and leadership will not function as a cohesive unit. Individuals will not form together into the team dynamic. There is no rhythm and no performance.