A Facebook friend of mine posted the following brilliant Homer Simpson quote to her wall today:

"Lisa, if you don't like your job you don't strike. You just go in every day, and do it really half-assed. That's the American way."

Intuition and basic knowledge of the Simpson's writers suggests that this is probably a Gen X mentality that has been fully transferred to Gen Y and later generations. 

It's fabulous satire that, like all good satire, is close enough to the truth to be something that just about all of us can relate to.

So how much productivity is lost in the US every year as a result of people being in jobs that don't play to their values, passions, and/or strengths? How well does your company match people to that kind of work? 

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