People used to believe that you didn’t have to be happy at work to succeed. And you didn’t need to like the people you work with or even share their values. ‘Work is not personal’, the thinking went. This is bunk. To be fully engaged, people need vision, meaning, purpose, and resonant relationships.
It’s on individuals to find ways to live our values at work and build great relationships. And it’s on leaders to create an environment where people can thrive. It’s simple and it’s practical: if you want an engaged workforce, pay attention to how you create a vision, link people’s work to your company’s larger purpose, and reward people who resonate with others. Read the full article: Harvard Business Review 14-11-2014