Passion In The Workplace
Honoring Passionate Women In The Workplace With Amida Wealth
March is Women’s History Month. In honor of this month-long holiday, Amida would like express gratitude for passion in the workplace. Specifically, passionate women leaders. Perhaps, you’ve had the pleasure of working with a passionate women leader in your lifetime. According to Fundera Research, Women-owned businesses are growing at a faster rate than businesses owned by men, with women entrepreneurs starting new businesses at a rate of 5 times the national average. Women with passion continue to break through glass ceilings and achieve success in their careers, serving as role models and paving the way for future generations of women in the workforce. Amida’s founder, Ana Ramos, embodies passion through every cell of her being. She radiates energy and passion everywhere she goes. Her knowledge is pure wisdom. As a result, the company continues to rise. And so, at Amida we strongly believe that yes, passion is contagious.
Passion Is Contagious
Passionate women in the workforce are enthusiastic and optimistic leaders that inspire others to rise. A study published in the Journal of Applied Psychology found that employees who had a strong passion for their work were more likely to engage in “job crafting” behaviors. This refers to the concept of proactively changing one’s job tasks, relationships, and perceptions to make the job more meaningful and engaging. In other words, passion in the workforce results in higher levels of job satisfaction, engagement, commitment, and proactive behaviors. Above all, individuals create a more joyful life for themselves with lower levels of burnout. Passionate leaders transform entire companies, and perhaps the lives of each and every one of their employees.
Passionate Women Leaders That Make An Impact
Passion is something that motivates us to dig into the tough problems and sustains us through challenges and setbacks. Passionate leaders make an impact. There are countless women who have brought passion to the workplace throughout history and continue to do so today. Here are just a few examples:
- Oprah Winfrey: Oprah Winfrey is a media executive, talk show host, actress, and philanthropist. She has been an inspiration to millions of people worldwide, especially women, for her passion and commitment to making a positive impact on society.
- Sheryl Sandberg: Sheryl Sandberg is the COO of Facebook and the author of the best-selling book, “Lean In.” She is known for her passionate advocacy for women in the workplace and her commitment to empowering women to achieve their full potential.
- Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Ruth Bader Ginsburg was a Supreme Court Justice who fought tirelessly for gender equality and women’s rights. She was known for her passionate advocacy for justice and her commitment to upholding the Constitution.
- Mary Barra – Barra is the CEO of General Motors and the first woman to lead a major global automaker. She has been praised for her focus on innovation and customer satisfaction, as well as her commitment to sustainability and diversity in the workplace.
These women, along with countless others, have shown that passion is essential for success in the workplace. Their commitment to their work and their causes inspire generations of women to follow in their footsteps and make their own mark in the world.
Enhance Passion In Your Workplace
As mentioned before, passion is essential for success in the workplace. If you are an industry leader – Be sure to check out these 5 simple strategies to enhance work place passion:
- Provide Opportunities for Growth: Provide opportunities for employees to learn new skills, take on new challenges, and advance in their careers. Create room to grow.
- Offer Meaningful Work: Employees are more likely to be passionate about their work if they feel it has a purpose and meaning. Make sure employees understand how their work contributes to the overall success of the organization.
- Encourage Employee Autonomy: Allowing employees to have control over their work can help foster passion and engagement.
- Provide Regular Feedback: Feedback helps employees understand how they are doing and what they can do to improve. Regular feedback can help employees stay on track and feel more engaged in their work.
- Celebrate Successes: Celebrating successes can help build momentum and motivate employees to continue working hard. Don’t forget to celebrate with passion!
Lastly, be sure to check out the following books:
Playing Big: A Practical Guide For Brilliant Women Like You by Tara Mohr – An empowering book, Tara Mohr shares her tips and tools with women on how to make a positive difference without holding back at work and in her life. Women are equally passionate, driven, and talented as men and they need to realise that. The notion of ‘thinking small’ or labeling themselves as inadequate does not bring any benefit besides placing them in the corner of self-doubt.
Joy, Inc.: How We Built a Workplace People Love by Richard Sheridan– Joy, Inc. shows how any organization can create a passionate team with sustainable, profitable results.
Amida Wealth Family Conversations
At your next family or friends gathering be sure to share this blog! How do your family and friends feel about their work environments? Who are they inspired by? What do they love about their job? Perhaps, you can share with them new work discoveries… and share your passions with them. Evoke joy and excitement at the table – what are they excited to create in their life? Spread the Amida Wealth!
At Amida, we are lucky to be led by an innovative, passionate leader. Our founder embodies what it means to live a wealthy life – a life filled with passion. And so, we recognize the importance of passion in the workplace.
After reading this blog, we hope to encourage you to share your light. Be brighter, bolder, and more passionate about what you love. We are always here to support your dreams – Remember, Amida is always one phone call and email away.