The Cost of Mediocrity


Half of workers put in minimal effort to get by, and a growing share are resentful that their needs aren’t being met, according to a survey of more than 60,000 people in the U.S. by Gallup, which has tracked Americans’ job sentiments since 2000. In some cases, they are disgruntled over low pay and long hours or have lost trust in their employers. American workers are among the most stressed, tied with workers in Canada and parts of East Asia.

That’s from THIS ARTICLE (which you can read free even if you’re not a subscriber) from The Wall Street Journal.

Obviously, it’s not about Radio and Media exclusively, but that doesn’t mean we’re immune.

Inside most stations I visit these days, there’s … what to call it exactly?

Not much.

There’s not much enthusiasm, not much craziness and weird, fun goings on, not much passion on any floor from any department.

It’s harder to create buzz and excitement in listeners when those creating the “content” don’t feel it any more.

Working inside a radio station used to be so different.

Everyone now looks like an under-paid accounting major keeping their heads down to remain unnoticed.

When’s the last time something happened inside your building that could never, ever happen inside a bank, or a real estate office, or the post office?

Remember when those things happened all the time? Me too.

And maybe that’s another reason that what comes out of the speakers isn’t generating any passion.

Just a thought.