Its about 'work' again. Or at least 'being employed'.
The current position seems to be:
''We have no money. So if You'd be so kind as to work at least twice as hard for less recompense we'll keep you on. Ok with You. Gosh, thanks."
There appears to be a distinct lack of humanity.
Don't get me wrong, I find the next person as annoying as the next person, but I at least try to treat the next person as a person, as opposed to a 'Device to get Me to Something I Want'.
In the world of 'work' the current 'managerial' style seems to consist of:
"We've been tasked to do something that, even with the best will in the world, given the resources We've been lumbered with, is nigh on impossible; but We're not going to admit that publicly 'cos We've told the 'Powers That Be' that We're Great and Can Do what They want want, even though We think They're a bunch of idiots. Cos that's how We got into this position in the first place i.e. by Using Other People."
So, if We are not seen to be achieving the goals set by You, then its not the fault of 'Those In Charge', its the fault of those 'Doing the Work'.
You are just being lazy!
Now, I don't know about you, but to me this has the whiff of a totalitarian state hiding in the shadow of a real need to change how work is carried out for the real benefit of all of us.
We Know what We're Doing. You need to be controlled because You are a child who needs their hand held.
If You are naughty We will punish You. Even though We have no idea what We are doing, but it gives Us the air of superiority and a sense of control.
What ever happened to Us?
we are being watched.