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12 Oct, 5 tweets, 2 min read
Please to read. The next conversation will be to split capitalism (the older ambient definition) from capitalism (the current, metrics-is-all, race-to-the-bottom, "but-the-shareholders" version).
Those who think about employees and how they function (incl. what used to be called HR) have been thinking about a lot of these issues for a long time. It's not that companies haven't known how to engage employees. It's that too many don't care.
The flip side of this (to @JillFilipovic's point) is that, on balance, people want to work. Not just because, money, but because of implicit value in the work. So it requires deep cynicism/ignorance/misanthropy for companies to create jobs that people hate.
@JillFilipovic Not to drill down the rabbit hole, but I think often of reporting I did back in *2003* about "trapped" employees and "flight risks" and what a lot of smart people knew then, well before the Great Recession, about why people quit, or don't.…
@JillFilipovic No surprise, the walkoff now pretty much = the walkoff then: It's not the people, stupid, it's the systems.

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