Engaging Employees Means Sparking Passion
What would an organization look like where passion abounds?
In his latest book, "What matters now" Gary Hamel suggests we can learn from some things from Web culture, which is a "testament to the power of intrinsic rewards". The Web compounds our passions, he believes, because online...
- No one can kill a good idea
- Everyone can pitch in
- Anyone can lead
- No one can dictate
- You get to choose your cause
- You can easily build upon what others have done
- You don't have to put up with bullies and tyrants
- Agitators don't get marginalized
- Excellence usually wins
- Passion killing policies get reversed
- Great contributions get recognized and celebrated
What are ways that we can magnify rather than shrink human passion in the workplace? What are those attributes that you feel are essential to keep us "engaged" at work? What are our responsibilities and the responsibilities of those in leadership roles to embed these traits in workplace culture?
If we want to change the workplace survey results we must all be the change we wish to see.