The automatic thermostat for our electric frying pan is labelled self control.
If that could be plugged into our behaviours in the workplace, I wonder how often it would need to self adjust.
What behaviours in office life raise the heat?
Setting deadlines? Not getting recognition? Unreasonable expectations or demands? Dealing with difficult colleagues? Abrasive management style?
What cools things down?
Feeling appreciated? Getting recognition? Being kept informed? Getting meaningful feedback?
What raises your self control setting to red?
And what ensures an optimum position for effective working? You know that setting don't you? It's the one that's neither in the frying pan nor in the fire.
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