I’m afraid we’ve officially gone off the deep end. First we had helicopter parents, who hovered over every moment of their special snowflakes’ lives, quickly righting any wrongs and making sure there was never a moment when “learning” wasn’t taking place. Now, we’ve moved that behavior into the workplace.
Oh, not in terms of hand holding and doctoring performance reviews so that everyone is above average. (Although I have had to explain what the term “average” means to more than one manager.) No, we’ve just moved into attempting to control every aspect of our employees’ lives–not just micro-managing their work. How? Through seemingly innocuous “work-life balance” programs.
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