It strikes me that the one thing that employers in the Caribbean most want from their employees is that they take initiative and demonstrate a willingness to be responsible.

It seems to me that when they complain about workers coming late, leaving early, being unproductive etc. what is at the heart of it all is a feeling that companies suffer from having too few employees engaged.

In other words, there are too few who are forward-leaning.

The default Caribbean behaviour in the work-place is to be laid-back, and to give as little as possible to the company.

I am coming to believe that the most effective transformation is one which leaves more employees engaged than before, as measured by the number that are forward-leaning.