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“Happiness depends, as Nature shows, Less on exterior things than most suppose.” — William Cowper, Table Talk
“What do you have without pride of workmanship? Just a job, to get some money. There’s not much joy in that.” — W. Edwards Deming
“The manner in which it was given is worth more than the gift.” — Pierre Corneille
“All who joy would win must share it – happiness was born a twin.” — Lord Byron, Don Juan
Dr. W. Edwards Deming said, “Management’s job is to create an environment where everybody may take joy in his work.” He felt that leaders failed at this by instituting faulty practices, some of which are:
Oddly, he also mentioned two deadly diseases unique to the U.S. – excessive medical costs and the costs of liability. None of these is under the control of the worker; only leaders can change the system.
As a gift to your organization, audit these practices that defeat pride. In the end, Dr. Deming held that all of this good work is about the Human Spirit.
In this season of Joy, Hope and Light, awaken and encourage Joy in Work and it will come.
Key Associates offers facilitation in planning and executing corporate celebrations. Also, check out our publication, Corporate Celebration: Play, Purpose and Profit at Work.
See our back issue, “On Spirit at Work”.
Read DHHS’ publication on Stress at Work and learn what you can do about it.
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Six ways to enjoy work: The Joy of Work: 6 Ways to Enjoy Work.
Create a psychologically healthy workplace: A spark to the business-psychology connection.
Add joy to the work formula: Unconstrained Thinking – Joy to the Work.
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