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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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Create and Implement a Compensation System which links the Variable Component of the Salary (of an Employee) to the Community Developmental works (Company Initiated Works) which he/she performs outsid
When we rate in status quo hierarchies - (What's best and what's worse?) we pretend one whole is superior to another and before seeing novel possibilities of either, we stack
Hack by Ellen Weber on May 26, 2011
Empower employees to create and fund their own initiatives by allocating a portion of their annual bonus pay, matched by the company.
Hack by Kartik Subbarao on January 19, 2011
'What's in it for me?' - an uncomfortable question sometimes, but always a real concern for individuals.
What will attract and keep management innovators in the MIX after the M-prize is awarded? How can we create a community that generates breakthroughs in management thinking and practice?
Hack by Erika Ilves on October 10, 2010
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
"Lock in" of talent may squelch passion, demoralize employees and of course lead to worse fit of talent to problems.  Top down delegation of tasks utilizes fewer minds thinking about what pr
Hack by Gisela Jönsson on July 5, 2011
Any one on the tenure ratchet knows that the lag time between writing ahigh quality, empirical journal article and it's actual printpublication date can be irritating at the least, and downrightfrustr
Hack by Aaron Anderson on October 14, 2010
Intrapreneurs suggest new directions that clash against corporate machinery, and corporate roadblocks can be difficult for one person (the intrapreneur) to overcome.
Hack by Steve Todd on December 20, 2010

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