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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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The status quo business model assumes that companies create products and sell them to customers.
Hack by Matt Shlosberg on October 12, 2010
Human systems are symbolic systems (as opposed to mechanical systems and organic systems). Human structures are integrated from a purpose that gives "meaning" to their daily activities.
Hack by Marcelo Manucci on February 1, 2014
Too many people in our lives believe that we all work to maintain a lifestyle outside of work. We go on about the work/life balance yet very few manage to find that happy medium.
Hack by Chris Cunningham on December 15, 2011
Capitalism has multiple definitions.However, the essence lies in creation of viable and productive opportunities and the key to a sustainable future lies in encouraging continuous creation of opportun
Hack by Amit Mohapatro on May 2, 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
Traditionally HR has pushed their service to the business rather than thinking like an entrepreneur and promoting their strengths to invite more of a pull into the business on the request of self-dire
Hack by Heidi De Wolf on July 17, 2013
Ah, the beauty of a small organization. Everyone knows what you are trying to accomplish, and if anyone doesn't, they know who to ask.
Hack by Chris Grams on August 27, 2010
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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