Are you ready to get inspired by a brand new world of work?
Are you up for the challenge of shaking business people out of their comfort zones in the status quo?
Are you one to be involved, engaged, and part of the action?
Well, you’ve arrived at precisely the right place! Welcome to Reinventions at Work and in Business: our Ho‘ohana Community Forum for May, 2006
We have more than doubled last year’s reinvention forum: In what follows, 14 authors from our Ho‘ohana Community share (
19…oops) 20 of their ideas with you in the hope you will be energized, enthusiastic and eager to help us reinvent the workplace for the better.
Work can rock the world and make our hearts sing; it can be the stuff we feel our legacies are made of, and it can make a significant difference for our families and in our communities.
As I put this together, I looked back to when we did this for the first time 14 months ago; our objectives have not changed, and we share the same mission of proactively chosen change initiated by a community which is Lōkahi: unified and in harmony. If anything our commitment to each other and to our vision has gotten stronger, and the ranks of our community leadership continually grows larger. Today I bring you the same message I printed here over a year ago:
I encourage you to lead as these business leaders have done. Make the decision to be a catalyst today: don’t leave it for “the other guy” —Reinvention is something you can make happen. Get inspired. Be proactive and be optimistic. We are.
You will find links to articles which tackle robotic customer service, compensation structures, job descriptions and conventional roles, traditional corporate departments, organizational charts, the way we use brainstorming, Stephen Covey’s Circle of Influence, and even the Marine Corps! There is one which urges us to reinvent our attitude about the sharing of knowledge, another which cheers on customer evangelists, and one which challenges the limits of our imagination. We are invited to shatter resistance and reinvent ourselves even when it seems impossible.
Let’s begin. Near the beginning of our list, please welcome the two newest contributors to our HC Forums, Karen Wallace of The Clearing Space, and Greg Balanko-Dickson of Business Performance Coaching. However Top Billing today goes to someone celebrating his birthday…