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    Default How "growth" can be "accomplishing basic responsibilities"?

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    Since last year, the most significant growth in work priorities is no longer accomplishing basic responsibilities or improving their performance, but just showing up. "Being present" was the most important priority cited by 22% of workers a 47% increase since the survey began in 2003 and a jump of 3 percentage points since last year.



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    Default Re: How "growth" can be "accomplishing basic responsibilities"?

    "Accomplishing basic responsibilities" is the "work priority" showing the most "growth" in this survey.

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    Default Re: How "growth" can be "accomplishing basic responsibilities"?

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    "Accomplishing basic responsibilities" is the "work priority" showing the most "growth" in this survey.
    Thank you!
    I think I failed to understand "just showing up. "Being present" was the most important priority cited by 22% of workers."
    "just showing up" or "being present" - did the workers do nothing in their workplace? If so, how could their boss allow it?

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    Default Re: How "growth" can be "accomplishing basic responsibilities"?

    Quote Originally Posted by NewHopeR View Post
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    Since last year, the most significant growth in work priorities is no longer accomplishing basic responsibilities or improving their performance, but just showing up. "Being present" was the most important priority cited by 22% of workers a 47% increase since the survey began in 2003 and a jump of 3 percentage points since last year.

    It's a rare occurrence but I disagree with SoothingDave. It says that the work priority showing the most significant growth is no longer accomplishing basic responsibilities or improving performance, but it is simply showing up.
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    Default Re: How "growth" can be "accomplishing basic responsibilities"?

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    It's a rare occurrence but I disagree with SoothingDave. It says that the work priority showing the most significant growth is no longer accomplishing basic responsibilities or improving performance, but it is simply showing up.
    Oops, you're right.

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    Default Re: How "growth" can be "accomplishing basic responsibilities"?

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    It's a rare occurrence but I disagree with SoothingDave. It says that the work priority showing the most significant growth is no longer accomplishing basic responsibilities or improving performance, but it is simply showing up.
    It helps to clear things up. Thanks.
    But what is the use for simply showing up in office/workplace? It seems good and it also seems for nothing for you don't create any value for your boss or your country.

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    Default Re: How "growth" can be "accomplishing basic responsibilities"?

    Quote Originally Posted by NewHopeR View Post
    But what is the use for of simply showing up in an office/workplace?
    Ask the 22% of workers who gave that reason.

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    Default Re: How "growth" can be "accomplishing basic responsibilities"?

    Well, I guess it is for psychological balance. Good for their health.

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    Default Re: How "growth" can be "accomplishing basic responsibilities"?

    Quote Originally Posted by NewHopeR View Post
    It helps to clear things up. Thanks.
    But what is the use for simply showing up in office/workplace? It seems good and it also seems for nothing for you don't create any value for your boss or your country.
    In my previous Civil Service job I can assure you that there were plenty of people who did nothing more useful than simply showing up every day (and some of them not every day!) They probably barely covered their basic responsibilities and somehow managed to look as if they were busy all day without actually doing anything. I agree entirely that they weren't creating any value for their boss or their country (in the case of the Civil Service, the country is also the boss, theoretically).
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