I just finished reading the book ‘Delivering Happiness’ by Tony Hsieh, CEO of Zappos, and the underlying thing in creating the core of the company was in hiring the right team.
At the core of the hiring was trust.They really just recruited their friends and people recommended by friends. They hired people they could trust. This is to me the secret to their success. Great companies are built on trust. I have experienced first hand what it’s like to try to build without trust. It’s impossible.
They created a culture that focussed on openness, genuine connectedness through shared and fun experiences. Contrary to what we know about the traditional workplace, they broke all the rules and created strong family-like bonds. They were clear on their mission, were very customer centric and truly lived by their core values. Again, they focussed on hiring people they could trust. People you can entrust.
There was something else that struck me, he said part of the reasons why people don’t want to go to work on a Monday morning is because they have to leave a part of themselves at home, they can’t bring their wholeselves to work….I agree…
So, how can we deliver happiness in our work places?While pleasure is fleeting and passion can keep us in a state of flow, the longest lasting form of happiness is purpose; being part of something bigger than yourself, being part of something that has meaning to you.
2020, Delivering Happiness. That’s where you will find me, where will I find you?
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