"Encouragement as Work"
This post is a bit cheeky, since it's a repost from another blog spot (you know, the Yahoo thing). But I think it's worth it.
In today's changing landscape of work, when we are asking ourselves what we want from our jobs in the broadest possible way, a decent wage is but one desideratum that is important. A responsible and well-developed work culture is also key. I've said it before:
If we spend most of our time at work, we should look at such places as communities for moral development.
So this re-post is from an author, Dr Patricia Baker, who made the hard decision to leave academia due to certain endemic problems. Read at the link below to hear her story, diagnosis, and solutions:
And on a related note, you can listen to Joe Smart of Britain's National Health Service (NHS) talk about the importance of compassion in organizations on our own podcast Living Philosophy.
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