Is Parent Daycare on the Horizon?
As the workplace is changing, some Boomers are realizing they will never be able to retire unless forced out. To top it off, some may have parents to take care of. This could happen to anyone at any age depending on how old one’s parents are, but I’m looking at a potentially vast majority of us who are extending our working lives for one reason or another instead of retiring and taking care of one’s parents full time. In particular, I’m referring to parents who are not geriatrics, but lucid, and capable, to a certain extent, of maintaining a house, cleaning, driving, shopping, and the like.
In a recent conversation with my son, only 33, he asked me, “What will be your legacy when you die?” First of all, the dying part threw me back, because sometimes I feel I’m just warming up toward the peak of my career goals, and yet, the question hit me like a ton of bricks and then the reality hit even harder. After that, I was depressed.
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I read an interesting article recently in the WSJ that described several types of office disrupters and discussed how they impact our work environment on a daily basis. It also made me recognize that these folks truly impact engagement within our work teams. There are many types of office disrupters that can impact office productivity, morale and even impact turnover within an organization.
Last week, I wrote a blog about supervisors’ and managers’ responsibility for employee engagement and some psychology that goes along with it. There is only so much that employers and supervisors can do in order to ensure engagement, the rest is up to the individual.