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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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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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Barrier by Raj Kumar on August 31, 2010
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Hack by Chris Grams on August 27, 2010
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Story by Steve Wallin on July 14, 2011
The white coat of a physician signifies a 19th century model of leadership: authoritative, unchallenged, above and beyond the ordinary. This is not who today's physicians are.
Hack by Sonja Dieterich on July 18, 2011
The radical fix highlighted is the top down approach of corporate social responsibility trickling all the way to employee’s job description and performance appraisal system.
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Hack by Chris Grams on August 5, 2010
Music is the ultimate transforming exchange, timeless and unbounded by  imagination - a font of creativity that bridges and unites people the world over.
Hack by Gavin McLeod on November 24, 2010

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