This Focused Performance Weblog started life as a "business management blog" containing links and commentary related primarily to organizational effectiveness with a "Theory of Constraints" perspective, but is in the process of evolving towards primary content on interactive and mobile marketing. Think of it as about Focusing marketing messages for enhanced Performance. If you are on an archive page, current postings are found here.
"Morale among IT workers is at rock bottom, with workers struggling to cope with increased workloads.
"That's the main conclusion of Meta Group's annual IT Staffing and Compensation Guide. It found the majority of managers believed their techies are close to breaking point. Increased pressure, due to recession-induced staff cutbacks, is increasing the workload of remaining workers who are beginning to show the strain.
"Among IT managers surveyed, more than 71 per cent indicate that IT employee burnout is currently a serious issue in their organizations. Unless the problem is addressed, turnover, productivity, and shareholder value will suffer, Meta warns."
Little wonder, when, in last month's issue of PMI's PM Network magazine, a project that conned its staff into working over 12 hours a day for 18 months was lauded for "teamwork" on the part of the poor exploited schlubs and "project leadership" on the part of it's "managers." Something's got to change.
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