I recently offered a leadership role to an amazing woman, who was completely guided to me in every sense [meta-physically speaking J].
During the informal interview (I’m a qualified HR director, but it’s my intuition that guides me), she asked what my personal values were and what guiding values I saw for CUSP.
At this point, I knew she was the person for the role, because something beyond the financial reward was driving her.
I shared with her that CUSP was guided by the new economy energy, that is, where the team felt that going into the office was part of their play-time instead of going to ‘work’.
This new energy we are working in today means the line between work and play is blurred to the point where it doesn’t actually exist. I’d like to think we can all work towards building a culture at CUSP of “A Seven-Day Weekend” just like Ricardo Semler has done at his company, Semco, in Brazil. (If you haven’t seen his TED talk then you need to get yourself over there, RIGHT NOW to watch.)
It’s play all the time at CUSP. Seriously. Everyone should love what they do and have fun, wherever they work.
When I play with my son, Ethan, it’s one type of play that both he and I love. Then I go to the office and have play time all over again.
The world of work is becoming more and more about having fun. Some people think I’m lucky, but it’s all down to loving what you do and working with people with shared values. And that really isn’t as hard as it sounds.
Do the people you work with know your true values? More importantly, do you know and believe in the values of the company you work for? I’d love to hear what you think.