In part one of this article, we realized there’s really no right or wrong way to eat a pancake. There is not one side that tastes better.
Neither side of a pancake is more important.
Both sides matter.
Likewise, if one side gets burned, it affects the taste of the other side.
It’s the same way when it comes to your work.
To experience joy at work there are two equally important sides.
You should make your work a better place,
and your workplace should make you a better person.
In part one of this article, we considered how to evaluate if a person is making their workplace better. We looked at this subject from the perspective of the organization.
Today, we are taking a look at the personal side. We are going to discover several ways you can become a better person as you make your work a better place.
Here are three ways you can find value from the personal side of the work relationship:
- Work in teams. This will make your product better.
It doesn’t matter what you are creating, a team will enable you and others to accomplish more with less stress (eventually) and in less time.
- Work in strengths. This will make your potential better.
It doesn’t matter what you are creating or leading, if you create and lead from your strengths (delegating your weaknesses) you will produce better things, in less time and with less stress.
- Work ahead. This will make your process better.
Good things happen in the margin. When you “work ahead,” you make your career, calling, family, friendships and personal life taste better.
WorkJoy occurs when you add value to a place, and that place adds value to you as a person. Who you become is more important than what you do. Decide today to strive for double-sided WorkJoy!