Introduction to the PassionWorks!™ model
The PassionWorks!™ approach is at the heart of the Employee Engagement and Passionate Leadership courses. It is based on in-depth research into the nature and components of passion – or engagement – at work. That research led directly to a new definition of passion at work, together with a unique model that elegantly describes the components of passion at work and how they work together:
“Passion at work is what we feel when we are doing meaningful work that makes us feel better about ourselves at a pace that feels like real progress”
Meaning can come from the product or the process of what we are doing at work. Progress is only really progress if it feels that way to us. And of course what is meaningful to us and what constitutes a valid signal of progress is different for every person.
The model forms the basis of a journey for individuals to understand and take responsibility for, meaning and progress in their working lives and for leaders to create the conditions where passion can flow for their followers and for themselves.
Of course, as well as identifying PassionFlow™ as being the combination of high levels of meaning and high feelings of progress, the research also identified lots of other ‘states’ that are definitely not passion, including: griping, dreaming, coasting and obsessing. On a PassionWorks!™ workshop you will be able to explore how to move yourself and your people from some of these positions to the desired PassionFlow™.
About the PassionWorks!™ Research and Book
The book, PassionWorks!™ - your guide to passion in the modern workplace was researched and written by David Jones, based on in-depth interviews with over 200 people from Europe and North America who were passionate about their work. The objective was to understand passion at work and from the research a uniquely practical model of how passion operates, was developed. David had started out with the firm belief that there had to be more to passion and engagement, than ‘I love my job'. His research confirmed that passion is dependent on the combination of doing work that has real meaning for the person doing it, and a feeling that real progress is being made. Furthermore the model identifies eight specific ‘non-passion' states and shows you how to move people (yourself, your team) to a positive, productive state.
Why not talk to us about how the PassionWorks"™ approach could help you and your team to become (or stay) passionate and engaged. The benefits are obvious but knowing how to achieve them is not! Contact one of our friendly team to find out more, discuss your needs, or to arrange a no-obligation discussion with one of our consultants. Contact us.^ Back to top