Passion & Payoff; Energizing the Work Experience
Presenter: Pat Garey
What makes us feel depleted and discouraged at the end of every day? Sometimes work energizes us and we can hardly wait to get at it! Sometimes work is more of a grind, but we soldier on and receive some satisfaction from giving it our best. As OD professionals, we need to be aware of elements that challenge us and those that enable us to be our best so that we can enable others to be at their best. This self-awareness is especially needed in a fast-changing world.
The Passion and Payoff presentation provides an update on the Miller and Matson process—called SIMA—for identifying motivational patterns: a set of unique conditions that produce highly-motivated work environments. The elements that energize us and are present in our most rewarding work experiences are:
1. Role – what work role(s) support my best work?
2. Environment – what work environments do I feel most energized in?
3. Triggers – what’s the spark that lights a fire under me?
4. Subjects – what subjects am I most passionate about?
5. Toolbox – what are the ‘go to’ competencies in my toolbox?
In this Passion & Payoff workshop, we will work through guided sessions at our tables to identify five aspects of one’s personal motivational pattern. The process is heavily based on storytelling and can be adapted to group settings. By understanding what delivers our most satisfying work experiences we can focus on thriving at our job, not just surviving.
Patricia Garey is an Executive Advisor for Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc., in Chicago, Illinois. She helps key executives advance their careers and achieve their goals by leveraging change as a competitive advantage. Her clients span a wide range of industries including healthcare, mining, manufacturing, construction, financial institutions, government and not-for-profits. Patricia is an alumnus of Benedictine University with a Masters in Management and Organizational Behavior.