Has "being professional" affected our ability to really connect with each other at work?

Has "being professional" affected our ability to really connect with each other at work?

In my mission to bring heart back into the workplace, I've been observing various work environments and wondering what factors are getting in the way of people really connecting with each other.

One of the ideas I've been thinking about is the notion of "being professional" at work. We all know the phrase, but what does it really mean to each person? It could mean things like be polite, follow the rules, be on time, be respectful, reliable, dress professionally, etc. Nothing wrong with these, right?

It's time for a workplace revolution.

It's time for a workplace revolution.

Okay, that's it. I've had it. I've reached my breaking point. We've heard the recent statistics - around 70% (or in some reports, higher) of workers are miserable and unengaged at work. We can't sit and wait and hope for leaders to change.

It's time for a revolution.

Does your organization care about its employees as much as its customers?

Does your organization care about its employees as much as its customers?

The guest comes first.  If it weren't for our clients, you wouldn't have a job. Customer-focused.  We all know these phrases well.  

But what about the internal clients - the employees?  Why should they be treated as well as the clients, they're just an expense, right?