My husband sent me a link to a blog he reads fairly regularly written by Seth Godin. (I've posted the link to the original blog at the end of the article.) This post talks about companies that choose to "Organize for Joy", based on the belief that corporations come to a dead end if they organize around the concept of efficiency. Here's the end of his comments:

"These organizations (ones that organize for efficiency) have people who will try to patch problems over after the fact, instead of motivated people eager to delight on the spot.

The alternative, it seems, is to organize for joy. These are the companies that give their people the freedom (and yes, the expectation) that they will create, connect and surprise. These are the organizations that embrace someone who makes a difference, as opposed to searching for a clause in the employee handbook that was violated."

This week's thought experiment is whether as Christians we can create a "theology of love" that is strong enough to motivate us to live in the way that God desires. The connection between joy and love seems inseparable to me. I'll be writing about that soon. But I'm happy to see this post, and hopeful to see where it will lead.

To view the entire blog entry go to:
http://sethgodin.typepad.com/seths_blog/2010/10/organizing-for-joy.html



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