Invisibles at Work, Take a Bow! [nextavenue.org]
Who Are the Invisibles?
“They’re highly skilled professionals. I’m not talking about the factory worker toiling away anonymously or the person who’s cleaning the hotel room. They’re important too,” says Zweig. “But what I wanted to focus on were the people who are highly educated, very well trained, and very talented and who chose specific fields and certain roles that would put them behind the scenes.”
For most Invisibles, “the better they do their job, the more they disappear,” says Zweig. “It’s only if something goes wrong that they’re ever thought of. If they do their job perfectly, they are unnoticed.”
Zweig, a former magazine factchecker like me a prime example of an Invisible job, wanted to find out why people choose to be Invisible at work and what those of us who aren’t Invisibles can learn from them.