Finding the spirit in the work that we do
A very transactional view of work makes it seem like a soulless activity – absurd, meaningless, and even BS. This kind of view towards work is not sustainable for any person. Such an approach may lead to burnout, disengagement, and a lack of fulfillment.
However, when we align our skills, passions, and values with our work, we can better discover the spirit of the work, which may have been cultivated by our mentors and those who went before us. This transformation allows us to see our work as an essential component of our lives, with the potential to bring meaning, purpose, and joy.
Imagine if corporations and organizations design systems and virtuous cycles where we interdependently create value and meaning with and for each other. In this vision, organizations become more than just profit-driven entities; they evolve into sacred spaces that nourish our spirits and foster a sense of community.
John 5:17-30. “My Father is at work until now, so I am at work.”
[DAILY GOSPEL INSIGHTS AND REFLECTION FOR MANAGEMENT AND ORGANIZATION 2023-081: MARCH 22, 2023]