While the world’s workplace is going through extraordinary change, the practice of management has been frozen in time for more than 30 years. According to Gallup’s World Poll, many people in the world hate their job and especially their boss. My own conclusion is that this is why global GDP per capita, or productivity, has been in general decline for decades.
To demonstrate, the historical seriousness, stress, clinical burnout, and subsequent suicide rates in Japan have caused the government to intervene. The current practice of management is now destroying their culture — a staggering 94 percent of Japanese workers are not engaged at work.