The Way We Think About Work is Broken
During our Efficiency Sales Professional Institute Boot Camp, I often ask attendees to consider their own reasons for doing the work that they do, that is, to know their “why”. When one evaluates their reasons for work, individuals are more likely to be intentional and driven about succeeding. In a recent TED talk by Barry Schwartz, he takes this idea of knowing your "why" a step further and poses the question of, “What kind of human nature do you want to help design?”
If you are looking for a little inspiration, I highly recommend watching this quick TED talk:
Here’s a summary from TED:
What makes work satisfying? Apart from a paycheck, there are intangible values that, Barry Schwartz suggests, our current way of thinking about work simply ignores. It's time to stop thinking of workers as cogs on a wheel.
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