It's easy to forget, but going to work can be difficult. Discover how recognizing this base issue is the first step to minimizing employee suffering.
- [Narrator] Blink number one, work can be tough to endure, … but companies needn't to make their employees suffer. … If you're one of the many people who leave home … to go to work each day, … you know that much more often than not, … putting up with nonsense and stress is just part of the job. … Suffering through stress is such a common issue at work, … it's easy to forget that it's a real problem. … It's sad, but work can cause people to suffer unnecessarily. … Patty offers just such an example. … The authors met her while they were conducting research … on the role of compassion in the workplace. … Patty was an executive assistant who worked … for several managers within a company. … She loved her work and was particularly good … at developing strong connections with her managers. … She simply understood them and knew how … to anticipate their needs. … Then the company decided to restructure, … and a series of key tasks were randomly distributed … among the company's various executive assistants. …
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