Unlocking the passion of the explorer

Deloitte University Press

Look deeper at worker passion

A Center for the Edge survey series

Times of great and constant change require companies to be flexible and to grow stronger. Each year, Center for the Edge surveys more than 3,000 full-time US workers from 15 industries across various job levels to explore how the attributes of the explorer manifest in the workforce—and how they relate to traditional measures of employee engagement, to gain insight into the impact of employee engagement initiatives on passion. By adopting new ways of working focused on eliciting and amplifying the passion of certain workers, organizations will benefit from the sustained performance improvement that these individuals create.

Unlocking the passion of the explorer (Report 1)

While much work has been done to improve employee engagement, employee engagement is no longer enough. Worker passion, rather than static skills, will be critical as we shift from a twentieth-century world characterized by scalable efficiency to a twenty-first-century world amplified by scalable learning.

If individuals with worker passion are the key to thriving in a rapidly changing world, how do we find it? Explore the first report in the Worker Passion series

Passion at work (Report 2)

Cultivating worker passion as a cornerstone of talent development

By cultivating the traits of worker passion in their workforce, organizations can make sustained performance gains and develop the resilience they need to withstand continuous market challenges and disruptions. Explore our second Worker Passion report and video series.

Discover five myths about worker passion in the video below

If you love them set them free (Report 3)

Why building the workforce you need for tomorrow means giving them the wings to fly today

To thrive in tomorrow's dynamic new economy, you need your people to be engaged and passionate—and startlingly few of today's workers are both. Can you inspire your employees to change their mind-set—to want to seek out difficult challenges and connect with others to make a real impact? Explore the latest report in our worker passion series.

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HR Times blog posts

How do you find passion?
February 9, 2015 | posted by Tamara Samoylova and Maggie Wooll

Passion in need of a champion
November 13, 2014 | posted by John Hagel III

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