Work Ethos is at the heart of why we work, what drives us and gives us purpose and meaning in the workplace. It is a state of mental being that leads to what Gallup describes as employee engagement (or disengagement). According to Gallup, the far majority 82% of employees in the US are not engaged or actively disengaged leading to about $450 to $550 Billion in lost productivity every year, and this situation has continued to worsen for a dozen years.
My thesis is that we need a renewed focus on helping and co-developing purpose in each enterprise participant’s role whether employee, management, partner, or customer, a subject I focused on in my Enterprise 2.0 Summit 2013 talk, Work Ethos, Purpose and Productivity. I extend this to focus on productivity as well as employment models in all its forms.
Related Articles and Presentations
- Work Ethos, Purpose and Productivity (Enterprise 2.0 Summit 2013, Paris)
- Four Elementary Forms of Sociality Impacting Trust and Relationships (Forbes)
- Is your Employment Model Too Stateful? (Forbes)
- Think Like Zuck’s New Generation of Work Ethic (Forbes)
- The Future of Work (Forbes)
- Working with Five Generations in the Workplace (Forbes)
- Building a Shared Purpose Organization Requires Job Mobility and Flexibility (Forbes)
- Working Beyond Employment (Forbes)
- Can Social Business Reshape the Organization (Social Business Forum 2012, Milan)
- The Blurring of Job Loyalties, Social Collaboration and Personal Freedom (3rd IBM Conference on Humans and Technology, 2011)
- Smarter Leadership for a Smarter Planet (Presentation at PepsiCo Corporate)