810-Bringing Passion to Work
Episode Title: Bringing Passion to Work
While it might seem counterintuitive at first, smart employers will support the side hustles of their employees. Here’s why, next on The Perna Syndicate.
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It’s Friday on The Perna Syndicate, and I’m glad you’re here! We need to encourage young people to pursue new skills and projects on their own time. Side passions can help prevent pitfalls like burnout and exhaustion. Not to mention that younger workers will appreciate employers who actively express support for their aspirations beyond the 9 to 5.
I know that several of the younger members of my staff pursue side hustles—and I’m proud of them. As much as we’re all invested in our organization’s mission, it’s not all there is to life. I hope they always feel supported in whatever side hustles and passions they want to pursue.
Unlike how organizations have been run in the past, where employees have been expected to dedicate themselves wholly to their employer, the dynamic is different today. Employees are essentially free agents. It’s up to you as an employer to create the incentives for young people to want to work with you—and find meaning in the work they do.
And if you can support them in pursuing something they’re passionate about, outside of work hours, you might even find that they bring more energy to the work they do for you as well. How’s that for a true win-win scenario?
Thank you for tuning in to The Perna Syndicate this week. As always, I’m your host Mark Perna, and I hope you will join me again next week for more insights and inspiration. Take care and I’ll see you then!