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Make Meaningful Work

Why this question of make meaningful work? People spend considerable amounts of their time at work in projects that have little value. Projects are part of a larger system we call "work". Sometimes people feel work is : WastefulUnhealthyPurposelessStressful So what is the overall impact on people at work? Sleepwalking What can sleepwalking feel like at work?  FrustratedLimited … Continue reading Make Meaningful Work

Fostering Learning Environments to Generate Sparkle

Our environment refers to everything around us, including physical, chemical, and other natural forces. People constantly interact with their environment—including interactions between other people, animals, plants, soil, water, air, and other living and inanimate elements. They adapt themselves to the conditions of their environment. Their environment affects their growth and development as a person. What … Continue reading Fostering Learning Environments to Generate Sparkle

A Manifesto for Maturing the Making of Meaningful Work, Part 1

On the projects we’ve worked on, it’s easy to get caught up in meeting deliverables—and the speed at which we need to deliver them—and the constant, internal meetings that are driven by people’s egos. With all of that, it’s sometimes all too easy to forget about the people we design for and the meaning of … Continue reading A Manifesto for Maturing the Making of Meaningful Work, Part 1

A Manifesto for Maturing the Making of Meaningful Work, Part 2

In Part 1 of this two-part series, we established the need for a manifesto for maturing the making of meaningful work, explained what you need to do to fulfill your intention of achieving this goal, and described the value of defining an integrated practice framework. Now, in Part 2, we’ll define the eight best practices that this … Continue reading A Manifesto for Maturing the Making of Meaningful Work, Part 2

Creating Environments That Encourage Behaviors That Make Meaningful Work

This need not be work that is saving-the-world meaningful, but simply work that is personally meaningful. In this article, we’ll examine the environments in which we live and work, taking a moment to reflect on how they make us feel. We’ll also consider how to create explicit moments for practicing reflection and helping us make meaningful … Continue reading Creating Environments That Encourage Behaviors That Make Meaningful Work