My first car was a fairly-used Toyota Camry. I had planned to buy a new one, but an automobile accident prodded me into a decision to make do with what I could afford. The first week the car was delivered, it developed water pump problems. Then a leaky roof.
Each time I drove it my ears were always perked to listen to noises and I complained to my mechanic each time I head a noise that I wasn’t comfortable with. At some point he said to me, Don’t worry about all these noises always. Sometimes, they go away without any repair.” So I decided to ignore noises.
Therein lies the issue. Denying the existence of a problem and wishing it away doesn’t mean that it will still go away. It usually accumulates.
When ignored, it aggregates. A sound. More sounds. Then a total breakdown. That was what happened in my own case.
On an expanded note, many organizations deny the existence of a problem, or just keep mute when the problem shouts louder. That’s why many employees in many organizations become hypertensive, diabetic or plagued with heart problems.
Emphasis is paid on the productivity of the employee. They could have a healthcare department, but emphasis isn’t on providing the department what it needs to tackle these issues.
From working tables to chairs, from lighting of the office spaces to the restrooms, working hours to the power index at play in the organizational culture, companies that are increasingly focusing on their employees as their first client will be poised for the future demands.