What brings you great joy in the workplace? I know what brings me joy. Perhaps we share meaning about joyful events and circumstances? I trust that in sharing mine, I remind you of yours. It’s easy to get so bogged down in the day-to-day busy that we forget to cherish the best moments, those moments that provide the motivation necessary for continued contribution. What motivates the motivators? Here are mine.

I feel joyful when:

  • I watch people grow and develop in their decision making and competence through coaching, classes and experience
  • managers, clients and even the Top Management and my subordinates seek advice,sharing,counsel and trust my wisdom and experience to provide confident direction
  • I hear another person’s peal of laughter; I know we have staff members who feel joy at work, too,
  • I watch our staff greet every stranger with pleasure; temps and guests tell me they feel welcomed in our organization
  • a selected job candidate accepts our offer with little negotiation and obvious joy; the candidates not selected cry and send followup notes for months
  • we find four or five candidates we’d love to hire, who respond to our advertising of an open position
  • the team pulls together and we set sales records for the month
  • people ask intelligent questions at the company meetings and are genuinely interested in the response
  • I walk through the company and people greet me with a smile at every turn; only a few have questions or complaints
  • I accomplish a task or project that will actually result in progress for the company
  • I counsel staff members about returning to school or pursuing training and degrees, or certification
  • I watch a staff member perform with confidence in a situation that would have stumped her in earlier days
  • people form friendships that assist the organization and add to their work motivation
  • a staff member leaves our organization for a genuinely better opportunity
  • we accomplish our business goals on time, and
  • I am privileged to work with other people who appear to experience great joy at work, too.
  • Motivation and joy are all around you if you take the time to get in touch with the events and circumstances that bring you joy.

    Feel the Joy?