What World Are We Invested in Creating?
The question is, what choices will we each make over the next five years as creators of lives well-lived?
The world we inherited and continue to support when it comes to work includes some of these characteristics:
- Recruiting is about fitting people into job openings; sometimes referred to as headcount
- Safety is preferred over taking risks
- Technologies are introduced as change initiatives and increase workloads instead of simplifying them
- Conformity and compliance are rewarded with advancement and promotions
- Leaders and followers are the equation where people we work with are like us
- A great deal of energy is invested in conflict and disagreements that arise from divisions and silos
- Leading with structure; reliance on experts
- People are a liability and can easily be replaced
- Working hard means working many hours of labor while suffering through never ending tasks; burnout is part of the reality
- Be workaholics
The emerging world that is waiting for us to step into our power and co-create is a healthy one. Are you ready to be invested in creating what you need?
- Recruiting is about bringing passionate, authentic and skilled people to actualize the organization’s mission
- Experimenting with possibilities by taking small and big risks
- Integrating technologies to enable healthy ways of working
- Valuing people for contributions and ability to co-create; there is room for experimentation and collaboration
- Co-creators focused on work that is exciting to design and deliver; self-management
- Listening, dialogue and two-way communication facilitate healthy conversations about what matters; whole people and systems prevail
- Leading with values and ways to manifest our shared vision with healthy exchanges
- Investing in people; building sustainable organizations
- Valuing contributions by caring how people and the organization thrive
- Be lifeaholics
Imagine when we together promote a virtuous, human expression of life. This path is waiting for us to flourish.