Book Review - The Three Signs of a Miserable Job

Another book by Patrick Lencioni - same format as Five Dysfunctions of a Team. It starts with a "fable" then explains the model.

The gist of this one is that employees are miserable in their jobs (no matter how glamorous or how much they're paid) if three things exist. If they feel anonymous, irrelevant or if their work is not measured then they will be miserable.

The onus is on the manager to take a real interest in employees and their personal lives, reinforce the employees' impacts on co-workers and customers and provide a way to measure whether employees are improving their performances.

Some good food for thought in this one. Though, being a manager (and maybe a lazy one), I do think there's some responsibility on the employee's side to try to find meaning and worth in a job.

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