August 10, 2016

Make Meaningful Work

Why this question of make meaningful work?

People spend considerable amounts of their time at work in projects that have little value.

Projects are part of a larger system we call "work".

Sometimes people feel work is :

  • Wasteful
  • Unhealthy
  • Purposeless
  • Stressful

So what is the overall impact on people at work?

Sleepwalking

What can sleepwalking feel like at work?

  • Frustrated
  • Limited choices
  • Busy
  • No time to think
  • No energy
  • Numb

How can WE :

Make routines to contribute to the intention of wellness for people, work, projects, communities and economies for an enlightened future society?

WE need YOUR help to answer :

How can we make meaningful work?

What if you ...

  • Possess all the social permission you need to change personal habits?
  • Spent an hour of everyday examining the potential for significance of a project?
  • Began listening to and imploring others for their motives rather than their threats?
  • Replace “what do I stand to lose?” with “what might we all need to gain?”
  • Openly discussed the projects you work on mattered and where the best work felt like play and the best play felt like work?
  • Welcomed all disciplines to create a broader ‘community of aspiration’ and signed an implicit contract to make meaningful work for every project we put our hands to?

Calls to action

This is a hard question to answer and so WE will help to:

  • Write articles about this question of - how can we make meaningful work?
  • Use the articles to contribute to key themes
  • Invite experts from a range of domains who can write about key themes
  • Use the key themes to contribute directly to routines , ingredients and skills/nutrients
  • Use the routines, ingredients and skills/nutrients to contribute to a holistic integrated practice as part of continuous learning
  • Organise workshops and an annual event in 2017 onwards to help discuss frustrations that can lead to #sleepwalking and opportunities that can lead to #sparkle
  • Contribute to a body of knowledge over time.

You can, in the meantime, join in the conversation going forward and let us know if you have any questions.

Thank you,
Dan & Jo