In one position I would jingle my car keys at about 7:00 p.m. letting my manager know I was finally leaving after working for twelve hours. At another company I would see people sitting at their desk playing on the internet to look like they were working - staying as long as they could for political reasons. I heard employees arguing about how early they came in and that they stayed later than everyone else, but yet they still had nothing to do. Why is it in some corporate cultures sitting in your seat at your desk doing absolutely nothing is more valuable than an incredibly productive, dedicated, and passionate employee getting the job done in 8 or even 6 hours?
Luckily I don't work for an organization like that right now and nor will I ever do that again in the future. I've added that "work life balance" question for any future interview meetings. I personally want an organization that values the work I do and not how long I can sit in one spot. NO thanks!
Do any of you have success in turning an organization around from that type of mentality or is it a culture that's unbreakable?