WHY WE DO IT

We want to be part of the solution.

A shift has taken place at work. A healthy shift. No doubt, books like Jeffrey Pfeffer’s Dying For A Paycheck are having an influence. People are taking a hard look at what they do and who they work for. Small businesses are on the rise - companies with fewer than 500 workers now account for 64% of all new private sector jobs in the US. This is great news! It means we have more options for how we work. Smaller generally means more impact, more discretion, more innovation and creativity.

We’ve seen this up close. For the last 15 years, we’ve helped individuals figure out what works well for them at work. Over the last two years, KG Mentoring has had the privilege to work with Small Business Owners and Partnerships who are resolute in their commitment to creating healthy, enduring, and profitable businesses.

Progressive organizations are catching on!

 

51%

of Owners of small businesses are 50-88 years old!

Yeah, we were surprised by that stat too! Checked it twice, Gallup and Forbes reported it. And, another 33% are 35 to 49 years old.

63%

The number of workers actively disengaged from their work.

This from Gallup’s 2013 poll. Actively disengaged was considered a slightly more acceptable term than ‘hating’ their work.

 

35%

of the US Workforce, that’s 55 million people, are freelancers.

That number is expected to go to 43% by 2020! “94% of the net job growth in the past decade was in the alternative work category and 60% of that was due to the rise of independent contractors, freelancers, and contract company workers.” Forbes, January, 2018

 

$190 Bn

work Stress Related Health Costs

A group of Stanford professors released their research findings recently citing up to $190 billion in additional healthcare costs associated with workplace stress. $190 billion in workplace stress is probably why there are 55 million freelancers, in the first place! People aren’t going to ‘Die for A Paycheck’ anymore.