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Why Work (often) Sucks

Posted by Iektje Stephens on Wednesday, September 17, 2014, In : enlightened society in business 
As a therapist I talk to people on a daily basis who suffer from anxiety, depression, and general stress. Often this stress is related to work. According to statistics from the last decade and a half, the vast majority (about three quarters) of employees report experiencing some level of disengagement from their job. I believe that much of the disengagement and stress people experience at work is rooted in our assumptions and beliefs about the nature of business. 

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"Business Is All About Relationships"

Posted by Iektje Stephens on Monday, August 25, 2014, In : enlightened society in business 
As a therapist my business is clearly all about relationships. For the success of therapy the relationship between the therapist and client is essential. But could it be that this is the case for other types of business as well? It appears that if you get too wrapped up in thinking about profit, maximizing profit, and cutting cost, relationships fall by the wayside. This may actually undermine the value and success of a business in the long term.

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