We came across an excellent articleon Fast Company about worker happiness (and the startling lack thereof).
It starts with the story of an employee who, after two decades of service to a financial insitution, decided he couldn't take it any more:
“I felt like no one cared about me as a person there, and finally decided to…Continue
Your brand operates in a messy world.
One that's well beyond it's control.
Buffeted by random, surprising and disturbing trends, incidents and influences.
Inspired by sudden, amazing and lucrative opportunities.
Distracted, confused and tired out by the hyper-activity that surrounds it.
Empowered by the need, desire and passion that activity creates.
When you use your brand to…Continue
Added by Tracy Lloyd on April 23, 2012 at 11:22pm — No Comments
It’s amazing how a focus on emotion and meaning can change the way employees approach their work.
They feel like doing more.
Employees are eager, motivated and driven. They wake up looking forward to their work day, and return home feeling a sense of purposeful accomplishment.
They care more for one another.
The workplace is civil, considerate and supportive. Employees are…
Added by Tracy Lloyd on April 17, 2012 at 5:49pm — No Comments
It's a place where people feel their work is worthwhile.
They feel that what their company does, how it does it and why it does it is both respectable and admirable.
As a result, they feel proud to be associated with the company.
They also feel that what their company does is both helpful and valuable to people.
As a result, they feel part of something purposeful.
It's a place where people…Continue
Meaningful workplaces are built by companies that aim to produce a more meaningful outcome from, and for, their people.
To become meaningful, these companies adopt a new stance vis-à-vis their relationship with their employees. They strive to reduce the distance that’s been imposed through organization structures and prevailing attitudes. They seek stronger emotional connections up and down and across their enterprise.…Continue
Added by Tracy Lloyd on July 20, 2011 at 9:30am — No Comments
"Purpose, Values and Culture need to be re-thought."
This blog series introduces the “meaningful workplace”, an idea which seeks to address many of the pain points businesses are feeling as they try to get their enterprises fit for the future.
It will explain the…Continue
In a meaningful workplace people feel there's a real point to what people and their employers are out to do.
On Tuesday we'll start a new 15-part weekly series entitled, "The Meaningful Workplace - how employers can thrive by forge a more meaningful alliance with the employees."