We want a better workplace.

We don’t know about you, but we are disturbed by all the reports on the sad state of the workplace that have been in the news for some time now. The numbers really are alarming. Over 70% of the workforce is disengaged and, of this group, 30% are actively hostile to their employers. A full 80% of young adults in their 20s want to change careers and 64% of those in their 30s desire the same thing. It would be easy to blame corporate America, but the reality is much more complicated.

People’s hardwiring is key.

Part of the reason so many people are unhappy at work and in their chosen careers is because they have chosen fields and/or jobs that do not match their innate capacity, their hardwiring. It is only recently that we have been able to accurately identify and measure those unique abilities. That innovation has dramatically improved our ability to find the right career for the right person.

It is important to find good fit between people and their job responsibilities. Getting this right benefits both employee and employer. Turnover, burnout, and stress go down. Job satisfaction, morale, engagement and productivity go up. Happy workers make life better all around!

Due to increasing demand (because so many people are unhappy with their work!), we are launching a new service.

Dr. Elizabeth Lin & Our Career Advising Service

Liz Lin professional headshotWe are excited to announce a career advising service at Marigold and the appointment of Dr. Elizabeth Lin as an Associate and Career Specialist. Based in the Bay Area, Liz is a warm, fun, smart, thoughtful, kind, generous, loyal person. Liz has a doctorate in psychology and brings her own experience, broad knowledge of people and understanding of the issues related to finding the right career for people in our changing culture.

Liz writes an engaging blog on topics of identity, family and culture at mynameiselizabeth.com. She will also be posting for us on our blog Marigold Matters. Read more about Liz here.

Know anyone entering the employment market or seeking a career change? Give Liz a buzz at 248.842.3178 or email her.

Here are a couple of her favorite quotes, both by William Deresiewicz. We love them too!

“Moral imagination means the capacity to envision new ways to live your life. It means not just going with the flow. It means not just ‘getting into’ whatever school or program comes next. It means figuring out what you want for yourself, not what your parents want, or your peers want, or your school wants, or your society wants. Originating your own values.  Thinking your way toward your own definition of success. Not simply accepting the life that you’ve been handed.  Not simply accepting the choices you’ve been handed.”

“What are you going to do with that? By ‘do’ I don’t mean a job, and by ‘that’ I don’t mean your major. We are more than our jobs, and education is more than a major. By ‘What are you going to do,’ I mean, what kind of life are you going to lead?”

— William Deresiewicz

 

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