With the Thanksgiving holiday this Thursday in the United States, I hope everyone who reads this is thankful for their work.
I hope you love it so much that you jump out of bed every morning, ready to start on the ideas swarming in your head.
I hope that when you think of the phrase “Future of Work” you think, “I’m living that!”
I hope that you are helping others life their future of work and love what they do.
I hope you are creating teams that are organized on new principles that allow them to continually amaze you by the awesome work they do.
I hope that your work is more than just a paycheck. If that is all it is, I challenge you to work all year so that next Thanksgiving day, you will look back and be very thankful for being able to do work you love.
As we look toward the future, we have a lot to be thankful for. And I hope your work is one of them.
“There is a serious problem with the way we work. Most employees are disengaged and not passionate about the work they do. This is costing companies a ton of money in lost productivity, absenteeism, and turnover. It’s also harmful to employees, because they’re more stressed out than ever. The thing that bothers me the most about it, is that it’s all so easy to fix…” (read more…)
“Every single one of us on this planet has at least one ‘thing’ on this planet that makes us come alive. We may have discovered it as a kid (like me) . Or it may have taken several decades for us to peel back the layers of your soul enough to get to the heart of it. And some of you reading this still may not know what that magical thing is. To you I say – keep peeling back the layers. One day that magical ‘thing’ will hit you and you’ll wonder how you lived without it.” (read more…)
“You shouldn’t barge into your boss’s office tomorrow to announce that you quit, especially if you don’t have a well-thought-out plan. But if you have been toying with an idea for a business or have already started one on the side, I will share some of the benefits of leaving your day job to dive into your startup.” (read more…)
Being Happy at Work Matters
“My research with dozens of companies and hundreds of people — as well as the research conducted by the likes of neuroscientists Richard Davidson and V.S. Ramachandran and scholars such as Shawn Achor — increasingly points to a simple fact: Happy people are better workers. Those who are engaged with their jobs and colleagues work harder — and smarter.” (read more…)
The Future of Work All Week Long
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