We’ve always used “Informal, not casual” to describe the personality of our little organisation, in essence saying that we may not wear a tie to meetings or may sit atop a table to work, or work from Lodhi Garden, but are never ‘casual’ in work we do. The result is best captured in words that that people have often used to describe our work and team – ‘passionate’ and ‘fantastic’ being just a couple.
Prompted by an experience yesterday, this morning I gave my team (and myself) an internal mandate of ‘Enjoy’! And make it extend beyond work, to life.
Can work be fun? Can we make working upon a strategy presentation ‘enjoyable’? It’s about a collective mindset that says ‘enjoy’ is not in clash with ‘deliver value’.
That mindset needs a little change in how we approach work and life, and will require each of us to ask ourselves at every step about how can we make things enjoyable for ourselves, and people around us.
Whether then it is about collaborative working or choosing the right environment, or even about the need to negotiate a deadline… enjoy what we are doing is going to be at the center.
(Cross posted at the Scenario Consulting blog)
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