What is Passion?

Passion is a gift of the spirit combined with the totality of all the experiences we’ve lived through. It endows each of us with the power to live and communicate with unbridled enthusiasm.

Passion is most evident when the mind, body and spirit work together to create, develop and articulate or make manifest our feelings, ideas and most sacred values.

Passion enables us to overcome obstacles (both real and imagined) and to see the world as a place of infinite potential. The passionate spirit looks at every occurrence and discovers the golden kernels of what can be, what should be and what will be.

There are 12 main ways in which the workplace environment can impact engagement.

1. Meaningful work

Employees perceive the organization’s larger purpose through products or services produced, consider their work to be worthwhile and are proud of their individual actions and contributions that help the organization serve its customers.

2. Collaboration

The organizational environment and culture enhances collaboration, cooperation and encouragement between all organizational members.

3. Autonomy

Employees have the tools, training, support and authority to make decisions.

4. Growth

Employees have opportunities to learn, grow professionally and develop skills that lead to advancement and career growth.

5. Task variety

Employees’ individual job roles have the right level of challenge, complexity and variety.

6. Performance expectations

Employees have clear indicators of what is expected of them and how they will be evaluated.

7. Feedback

Employees receive timely, relevant and specific information on how they are performing.

8. Workload

Employees’ workload is reasonably proportioned for the time they have to accomplish it.

9. Distributive fairness

Pay, benefits, resources and workload are fair, balanced and equitable; people treat each other with respect; and leaders act in an ethical manner.

10. Procedural fairness

Policies, procedures and decisions are reached in a fair and impartial manner.

11. Connectedness with leadership

Employees trust their leaders and their leaders make an effort to form an interpersonal connection with them.

12. Connectedness with colleagues

Employees trust their colleagues and their colleagues make an effort to form an interpersonal connection with them.

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