On Jun 24, 2010
After reading that blog, one of my friends wrote, asking, “Considering the state of the marketplace over recent years, how can we build passion at our workplace?”
My immediate reaction was to comment that there is evidence of a groundswell of change…a change for the better…a move toward better values and better business practices. My point was the groundswell will make it easier to build passion into our workplaces.
But that may only be theory.
So, I made a decision to sketch out some practical suggestions on how we can build a culture of passion around our workplaces.
Here’s where I am at…
The SVP TEST [yes, a little double entendre around the French words for ‘please’]
The SVP TEST
consists of considering our work options and the actions we are about to take and asking 3 questions:
- Will this work engage my personal Strengths?
- My Innate Talents?
- The Knowledge I have gained around my innate Talents?
- The Skills I have gained around my innate Talents?
- Will this work provide sufficient Value to all affected by it?
- To clients?
- To people at our company?
- To allies?
- Does this work strike my Passion chords?
- Will I enjoy doing it?
The more YES answers the better!
We will not want to get overly analytical about this and we can not expect perfection. Some, perhaps many, things we must do at work will not receive a full set of YESes.
We must recognize: the more YESes the higher the likelihood of building a Culture of Passion at our workplace.
We must work to expand our YES answers as we take our SVP TEST.