Scrooge is in a position to have a concrete effect on the way his employees experience their day-to-day lives. He’s in a position to say “yes” to small things that make a big difference.
But does he?
This is where we can differentiate between the truly evil (which Scrooge is not – he wasn’t born with icy Thames sludge-water in his veins), and the miserable, greedy pustules of humanity, for which the mature Scrooge is the poster child. And this latter condition is far more widespread than pure evil.
The Scrooges of the American workplace practice a form of active denial. A refusal to consider. They fall back on the excuse of life’s busyness to avoid activating easy generosities for the enjoyment of their employees.
In other words, they don’t want to think about what they could be doing to make their employees a little less miserable at work. They don’t want to be bothered. They’ll just pretend those relatively small steps don’t exist.
But they do exist.
And if you’re an employer who’s not taking them, you’re a bigger jerk than you think.
Read entire post: Scrooge is Alive and Well and Employing Americans.
Thanks to Kim Brittingham!