US entrepreneur and GoDaddy senior vice president Steven Aldrich said despite today’s white-collar workers from across the world enjoying much better pay and conditions than their predecessors, there was a “crisis of meaning” in the jobs market.
Speaking at the Web Summit in Dublin, he pointed to a recent survey of the global workforce which found over 60% of employees were “disengaged” in their jobs.
Some 24% were “actively disengaged” – that is, they were actually trying to sabotage their boss or workplace.
“When you add this together that suggests that something isn’t right,” Aldrich said.
“There’s a gap in what it is that they’re doing day in day out that provides meaning to their lives.