Our private life and work-life are not separate. We only have one life, and it’s happening right now. Our time is limited and thus life cannot be postponed. Life is about Relating, Breathing, Creating, Serving, Growing, Exploring, Grieving, Struggling, Loving, and Celebrating. We do all of these in different contexts – one of which is in a work setting. In actuality, we spend more time at work than with our loved ones.
We’re all unique. And deep inside we want to become the best version of ourselves. Consciously or not, we strive to manifest our inner selves in the outside world. We have an urge to be accepted for who we are. To be understood. To be part of something bigger. We want to belong. We are wired for connection.
We are social beings
We want to be a part of living organizations with supporting structures that minimizes stupid rules, bureaucracy, political games, and sub-optimizing. To flourish, we need a warm culture of comradeship, mutual trust, and accountability foremost to ourselves, our colleagues, and our joint purpose.
When we feel trusted and free, and when our universal human needs are met, we want to contribute to others. When we share our intrinsic motivations with others, the energy is endless. And when that endless energy is aligned with a higher purpose, magic happens.
Working together for a better workplace
The workplace should be a place where we as human beings can live our calling, feel safe, and grow on both a professional and personal level. It should be a playground where we connect with each other, create value, and get challenged. Don’t forget – our work life is simply sharing a slice of ourselves with other people. To make it happen, we need self-aware leaders that lead with empathy and all stakeholders in mind.
We only have one life and one planet – and the reality we live in.
Let’s work together to make the most of it!