Fear is the key & mavericks in the workplace

I'm in an introspective kind of mood so thought I'd draw your attention to a couple of things I've written for Financial Director on psychology and the workplace. I'm an amateur psych in this respect but become easily engrossed in the subject. Perhaps because I am a little preoccupied with being happy at work. Why would you want to go through your working life not wanting to get out of bed in the morning? Though to be honest, my recent reading suggests it's the fundamental "instrumental" nature of work that is the reason (this leads me to the conclusion that somehow you have to trick yourself into thinking it isn't work at all. How many of us can do that, I wonder).

Anyway, I've been reflecting on the death of Moritz Erhardt, the Bank of America intern who died with reports claiming he had been up working for three straight days without sleep.

So here are my thoughts around that for FD: Fear is the key

And, just in case you missed them, here are my musings on workplace mavericks. In my experience most employers steer clear of people they instinctively feel they cannot control. I came across some research though that suggests this may be self defeating. Sometimes.

Maveriks, they're everywhere

Let me know what you think.


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