Wednesday, April 27, 2011

What Needs to Get Done

Imagine a workplace where everyone's energy was directed towards the task at hand.
Imagine a workplace where everyone's minds ceased to take things so personally.
Imagine a workplace where mistakes would be welcomed instead of feared.
Imagine a workplace where work itself turned into the practice.
Imagine a workplace where displays of the ego would be discouraged.
Imagine a workplace where reactivity gave way to calm responsiveness.
Imagine a workplace where politics did not exist.
Imagine a workplace where each interaction left everyone more whole.

Will you dream with me, and start making the dream happen? It's up to you!


  1. Wow!!! You're speaking directly to my heart Marguerite! This is a topic I'm truly passionate about.

    I'm actually listening to some amazing talks led by a group of young men from the Netherlands. It's called Waking Up the Workplace:

    At any rate, they are working on getting to the heart of the matter. What does it mean to work consciously? What is a conscious business? What if we all would bring our true selves to work free from self serving interests?

    All important questions and ones I struggle with on a daily basis.

  2. Thank you David, Thank you Nate!

    Nate, I am thrilled to hear about your work at work . . . and this group of young men is most interesting.

    The irony is the workplace would be so much more productive if the 'not self' became an acknowledged reality!