As part of our BIG PICTURE, Spirited Leaders has 5 Values.
One of those 5 Values is: Labours of Enjoyment & Enthusiasm.
In simple words, we want our People to at least enjoy their work.
We have several reasons, here are 3:
- work Enjoyment means People are putting their Strengths to productive use,
- work Enjoyment paves the path for work Enthusiasm, which in turn paves the path for work Passion, and
- work Enjoyment results in full wages.
Full Wages...what does that mean?
It means People, in return for their work, receive much more than money.
In the 100-year-old words of James Allen1, People receive "the completion of wages in its sevenfold fullness as follows:
Now, James Allen had strong thoughts about People and work. He wrote, "Work is of two kinds - it is either loving labor or enforced slavery". At one end of the spectrum, Allen described working People as slaves. At the other end of the spectrum he described working People as true workers. And, he didn't see much middle ground.
That's not the way we see working People.
We see working People experiencing a range of feelings about work. People's feelings at and about work change frequently. People's feelings at and about work tend to fluctuate within a range. We use a Minus10-to-Plus10 Scale
to describe and measure People's feelings at and about work.
Our goal is to help People feel good about work...that is, at least Enjoy their work. Using our Minus10-to-Plus10 Scale
, that means People score on average
at least Plus4
When People score at least Plus4 their enjoyment is contagious...
That's why we Value it!