The path to Joyful work is not easy, but it could be the most important thing a person does in life. When work is enjoyable and aligns with one's deepest core values, all internal indicators increase, such as happiness, energy, sense of meaning in one's life, and the quality of life and relationships.
In this one hour discussion, you will learn:
- What it means to have Joyful Work and why this is important for individuals and organizations
- The elements which need to be in place for Joyful Work
- An introduction to The Joyful Work Model™
- What individuals can do to enable their Joyful work
- The steps which leaders and HR professionals can take to enable joy at work
More than likely, this question gets asked by one's manager or HR: Where do you see yourself in 5 years? Ten years? However, rarely is this follow-up question asked of management in return: How are you going to help me achieve my goals? Perhaps it's because many organizations have established job ladders and training programs for career progression. The focus is on growth within the company and usually within the specific job group.
Early in their careers, many people carry out their work because they have to—little thought given to what work they would instead do. Over time, especially as people age, they discover that what they most want is a sense of fulfillment and coherence. This insight is usually not thought through very deeply. It starts as a feeling that one's work is no longer fulfilling or satisfying. The career development process, linked to existing job ladders and organizational opportunities, limits growth.
Additionally, these days, the younger generation wants and demands meaning out of their work. HR professionals and leaders need to enable meaning at work. In this talk, we will learn how!