Shawn Murphy serves as CEO of WorqIQ, formerly Switch and Shift, an organization that helps
leaders transform the experience of work to be energizing and optimistic. The goal is to help
employees and the organization achieve greater levels of success while creating a great place to
work. You can read Shawn’s weekly column, Positive Business, on Inc.com. His debut book, The Optimistic Workplace: Creating an Environment that Energizes Everyone, is out now. Shawn is a contributor to the Jostle blog.
That sucking sound you hear is that of hearts and souls being drained of life as employees arrive to work. It’s been this way for sometime: arrive to work, jump on the hamster wheel and run from one life taking meeting to another.