The Progress Principle
Pay attention. What follows could be life/organization/team CHANGING.
On an all-night flight to Ireland, I read one of my favorite ‘magazines’, ROTMAN, cover to cover.
I love this quarterly publication from the University of Toronto and Roger Martin, design-thinker to the best leaders in the world.
THE PROGRESS PRINCIPLE: Optimizing Inner Work Life to Create Value.
*“Inner work life is the constant stream of emotions, perceptions and motivations that people experience (during) the work day.”
‘Inner Work Life‘ is (obviously) a huge part of a team member’s (aka associate, employee, staff, Googler, or whatever) contribution to success.
Here are the 3 biggest forces identified by the authors as the most potent forces that support ‘Inner Work Life’:
- 1. PROGRESS. Making progress in meaningful work.
- 2. CATALYSTS. Receiving catalysts, things that directly help get the work done.
- 3. NOURISHMENT. Benefiting from interpersonal (nourishing) events that uplift people at work.
Authors Teresa Amabile and Steven Kramer have put together a compelling case on the benefits of understanding, and impacting, your team’s ‘Inner Work Life‘!
*Article adapted from THE PROGRESS PRINCIPLE.