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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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Allow employees to occassionally work from their home office or alternate location to promote a culture of trust and recognize they lead busy lives.
Hack by Sheryle Gillihan on January 5, 2011
The Happy High Performance Work System is a model that represents the first attempt to integrate virtues, well being, and High Performance Work System.
Hack by Salvatore Moccia on November 24, 2010
Enlist a small group of employees to volunteer in an external, community-related project to demonstrate how collaboration and community can solve real world problems for individual and organizational
A key to unleashing human capability in the workplace is to develop a management discipline geared toward creating intangible as well as economic value by meeting the psychological needs of key stakeh
Hack by Mark Clare on January 19, 2011
It is difficult even to imagine truly dramatic innovation in management until we develop a different concept of the organization.
Hack by Michelle Holliday on January 7, 2011
Create a positive vision of your business by banking employees’ volunteer hours in their community with a Time Bank.  Hours are exchanged with local service/product providers for participati
Hack by Michael Roth on January 20, 2011
Through reinvigorated people, passion and purpose at its hub, capitalism stokes mental capacity for gains lost over pastdecades.
Hack by Ellen Weber on March 5, 2012
Today’s economy is based on knowledge, which requires initiative, creativity, passion, engagement and empowerment in order to flourish.
Hack by Lynda McDonald on March 1, 2011
This hack is about growing collective knowledge and potential in a way that is fit for human purpose. I refer  to some work I did with an international group of health pr
Hack by Andres Roberts on July 27, 2011
The trouble with instigating,supporting and empowering communities of passion (CoP) is that thebureaucracies we created to establish organizations and makethemsuccessful, particularly after the agency
Hack by Aaron Anderson on June 22, 2011

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