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!

3 comments:

  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:

    http://www.wakinguptheworkplace.com/

    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.

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  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!

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