Starting a Work Revolution

I am an optimist at heart, so I believe that we can fix this. Here is my Work Revolution Manifesto:

  • I believe that it is possible to love your work, your workplace, and those you work with.
  • I believe that it is possible to find your dream job and to excel at it, no matter how well (or badly) you did in school.
  • I believe that every organization can thrive, generate more value for their customers and shareholders, and become wildly successful by sticking to the things they do the best and hiring people who belong.
  • I believe the workplace isn’t a zero-sum game, in which either the employees win or the organization wins, but not both; I believe that what is in the best interest of the employee is also in the best interest of the organization, and that getting this right is what leads to a thriving, profitable business.

In sum, I believe that freedom in the workplace is worth fighting for, and that every person and every organization can be excellent. When we unleash human potential, great things happen. But it’s going to require loosening our death grip on control; we have to let go just a bit.

I posit that we can start the Work Revolution by implementing two, seemingly counterintuitive, strategies:

Strategy 1: Don’t aim to change one organization. Change them all.

Strategy 2: Follow the easy path.

Strategy 1: Change All the Organizations

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