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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 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.
In my ten years at Red Hat (the open source software pioneer), we had a very simple little cultural trick we used everywhere we could:We defaulted to open.What does this mean?
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
We want to create a process for healthy collaboration that allows for people to judge ideas and not each other and helps individuals and groups overcome the heuristics and biases that influence thinki
Hack by David Mason on April 30, 2012
Formal networks are  empowered and organized Communities of Passion that drive collaboration and progress across silos.Unlike matrix structures, formal networks
Hack by Michele Zanini on July 5, 2011
What happens when a team or entire organization discovers what drives the them? To actually understand the whole potential of all people around and to focus on these strengths.
Hack by Rik Berbé on March 6, 2011
Every Public Sector organisation across the world is facing some challenges caused by the current economic state, which means that - as part of wider organisational considerations such as property ass
Hack by Heidi De Wolf on December 10, 2013
Recruiting doesn’t work.  It has never worked.  The advent of the Internet has only exacerbated the problem.  Hiring managers have no respect for their internal recruiters and 3rd party
Hack by Carol B Schultz on December 20, 2010

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