There is no doubt that a passionate employee can bring a lot to the table. Those who are passionate for their work stand a much better chance of being given key assignments, opportunities for advancement, a chance to become part of a winning team and drive the business forward.
I believe that any employer can create an environment to develop and cultivate passion in the workplace. This summer I wrote an article for Personal Excellence Magazine on ten strategies to create a passionate employee.
Here are the ten strategies you can use to find and cultivate passionate behavior in the workplace.
- Growth opportunities, we all need challenges to keep sharp - find challenges that will not break the back but instead build the spirit.
- Hire passionate people, this might sound obvious but hiring people who are already passionate can develop a passion for other activities.
- Build friendships and community feeling at work - friends stay together, friends look out for one another, friends have a better chance of working well together than enemies.
- Values of the company, find people who share the values of the company - when you share values it becomes a pleasure to come to work
- Purpose, give people a purpose beyond the clock - give them something to nurture
- Incentivize behavior, the better the performance the better the pay
- Room to fail; micro-managing can hold back employees, give enough room to allow for controlled failures
- Praise publicly and often for a job well done and celebrate success.
- Communicate Often give feedback on a regular basis, communicate the goals and vision for the company, if employees know the goals they might get a good idea of an activity they want to foster.
- Accountable and Responsible employees will embody the passionate characteristics and help drive the business goals and objectives.
To read the complete article you can go to Personal Excellence Magazine on page 26.
Click Here: Personal Excellence Magazine