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Enable communities of passion

“Passion is a multiplier of human effort, but it can’t be manufactured. It’s present only when people get the chance to work on what they truly care about.”

Passion is a significant multiplier of human accomplishment, particularly when like-minded individuals converge around a worthy cause. Yet a wealth of data indicates that most employees are emotionally disengaged at work. They are unfulfilled, and consequently their organizations underperform. Companies must encourage communities of passion by structuring work and revising management processes to help people tap into a higher calling at work, by connecting employees who share similar passions, and by better aligning the organization’s objectives with the natural interests of its people.

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16 Barriers

Enable communities of passion

“Passion is a multiplier of human effort, but it can’t be manufactured. It’s present only when people get the chance to work on what they truly care about.”

Passion is a significant multiplier of human accomplishment, particularly when like-minded individuals converge around a worthy cause. Yet a wealth of data indicates that most employees are emotionally disengaged at work. They are unfulfilled, and consequently their organizations underperform. Companies must encourage communities of passion by structuring work and revising management processes to help people tap into a higher calling at work, by connecting employees who share similar passions, and by better aligning the organization’s objectives with the natural interests of its people.

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Practice of any wisdom demands organization and discipline. Personnel today lack the time, energy and volition to self-organize practice of management-wisdom.
Barrier by Raj Kumar on August 28, 2010
In the face of an established system that embodies extrinsic "if then" rewards, and all the negative behaviors that follow, how can you START to make a change?
Barrier by chris sheryn on November 14, 2012
As the proportion of Millennials in the workforce increase, management is going to have to adapt to the demands of this unique cohort.
Hack by Stephen Remedios on November 2, 2011
This story shows how one company made a complete 180 degree turn in management development by letting managers into the wild and letting them do what's natural while developing them through peer-to-pe
Story by Matt Shlosberg on March 7, 2011
The healthcare environment is going through a period of unprecedented change and complexity due to new regulations and pricing pressures that has created significant limitations on how the pharmaceuti
Story by Debraj Dasgupta on December 12, 2012
Organizational change usually comes from people at the top. Employees often find it hard to create change in the organization because they aren't heard.
Story by Matt Shlosberg on June 13, 2010

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