Fulfillment vs. Success
September 16, 2016
According to a new research, 1 in 5 lower-skilled men ages 21-30 without a college have not worked at all during the prior twelve months. The employment rate of this group has fallen 10 percentage points just this century. These younger, lower-skilled men are now less likely to work, less likely to marry, and more likely to live with parents or close relatives.
The research revealed that three quarters of their additional leisure time is spent with video games. More surprising is that these young men are happy. This age group is reporting higher satisfaction than those with the same criteria did when employment rate was 10 percentage points higher.
So can one be poor, young, unemployed, and yet fairly fulfilled in their life? According to Dr. William Schiemann, sucess does not necessarily equal fulfillment. Dr. Schiemann is an organizational psychologist, Principal and CEO of the Metrus Group, and author of the book, Fulfilled! Critical Choices: Work, Home, Life.
Doctor Schiemann has spent 25 years as an organizational psychologist doing research and management consultation in employee engagement and fulfillment. He has worked with a variety of organizations, from startups, churches, and non-profits to Fortune 500 and government groups. As part of his research, he interviewed over 100 successful people, some who were fulfilled and others who were not, to understand the relationship of success and fulfillment. There is an amazing convergence around several things that fulfilled people do at work and home, regardless of socioeconomic status.
Doctor Schiemann has studied hundreds of companies and interviewed and surveyed tens of thousands of people, ranging from C-suite executives and customer service representatives to union shop floor employees and service delivery personnel. He has extensively studied installers, sales reps, clerks, scientists and engineers, HR managers, accountants, systems designers, production employees, retail staff, lawyers and mill workers.
In an entertaining, eye-opening and insightful interview, Dr. Schiemann can discuss:
- Why success doesn’t equal fulfillment
- The five secrets fulfilled people use everyday
- The three key drivers to fulfillment
- The “magic” behind those who are fulfilled – tricks they use that people can apply to their lives
- The science of becoming fulfilled— and how this applies to Millennials, Generation X and Baby Boomers
- If companies should play a role in fulfillment – is this really their job and what the benefit is to those organizations
- The 10 key tools that fulfilled people use all the time
- Two things people can do right now to increase their fulfillment
- And much more!
For more information contact:
William A. Schiemann