Monday, September 03, 2007

Meaning and satisfaction from the job


The Three Signs of a Miserable Job
Patrick Lencioni


Meet Brian at the staff meeting, where he gets right to the point. ‘How many of you like your jobs?’ he asks. The question elicits no reaction. “People just looked at one another as though Brian had asked the question in Russian. ‘Come on now, everybody. Show of hands. How many like your jobs?’ Slowly, every hand in the room went up, but wit h no conviction.” Thus goes a new business fable from Patrick Lencioni: The Three Signs of a Miserable Job ( http://www.josseybass.com/).

“Brian smiled. ‘Okay, let me be clearer. I’m not asking how many of you want to keep your jobs…” He then rephrases the question: ‘How about this? How many people here get excited about coming to work? How many of you are in a really good mood when you’re driving here?’

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