Thursday, 15 November 2007

The Three Signs of a Miserable Job - another management fable

I've recently read the latest fable from Patrick Lencioni called 'The Three Signs of a Miserable Job'

For anyone looking for a simple, action-orientated & highly focused alternative to the Gallup Q12 scholarship on Colleague Engagement - I'd recommend reading this book.

The model is very simple - Lencioni advocates that:

  • Anonymity
  • Irrelevance
  • Immeasurement

are the three fundamental factors that drive job dissatisfaction (whether you are a CEO or cleaner).

For more details see:

Clearly, the story-telling style of fables don't resonate with all leaders (especially when the core message is very simplistic) - but anyone considering training interventions relating to building colleague engagement may want to, at very least, add this to the recommended pre/post training reading list.