Nov 23, 2018
Organisations often design and redesign roles in order to ‘fit’ people into those roles, allowing workplace performance to be defined by job descriptions. Objectives and deliverables are created by these job descriptions rather than by asking individuals, ‘What inspires you?’ or, ‘What would you like to achieve?’
In the world of ‘job design and best fit’, few employees ever become inspired by their work, and are limited by the view or beliefs of the boss or the organisation.
Few of us ever get to be the best we can be.
Great coaches and leaders take a broader perspective to see what someone is capable of becoming and achieving. They ignite latent potential, encouraging people to live and work at their personal best.
I gotta tell you, in my 40 plus year career in this construction industry, the thing I am most proud of is what we did over the last year and a half in safety.
Co-creating goals with people based on a person's natural inspiration (rather than what they could, must or think they should do) brings greater energy and passion for the work itself. In this video, Miles Downey talks about the value of setting goals from inspiration--and how motivation naturally improves.