Here’s some of the kind of questions that I’d like to explore here:
Craftsmanship. Meaningful work and craftsmanship seem to be connected. We can easily recognise craftsmanship in a potter or a furniture maker. What does it mean in the world of knowledge workers in global enterprises, and how do we foster it?
Women at Work. Sheryl Sandberg has reignited a debate – and been castigated for founding Feminism, Inc. Does her Lean In prescription move us in the right direction?
The Collaborative Economy. Can we shift towards an economy that is less competitive and more collaborative? Is it desirable and feasible? How would it affect our working life?
Ethics. Perhaps the greatest ethical challenges in global enterprises come in the sales organization. To some, ethical B2B sales is an oxymoron. If so, what can we do to move the ethical needle?
Quiet Innovation. Does a corporate culture that prizes dominance systematically overlook the potential contributions of introverts?
Faith Perspectives. How does religion contribute to the search for a new work ethic? Is meaningful work somehow spirit in action?
The Bottom Line on Happiness. What’s the ROI on meaningful work?
This being my weekend blog, it’s going to take some time to address these issues. But I hope you’ll agree that they are interesting lines of enquiry, and want to join the discussion as it unfolds. Stay tuned!