Why it matters to ME
Valerie has a pretty decent job. She’s pretty good at it, having been in the position for four years now.
It’s not inspiring, but hey, it’s a job.
So how much creativity and productivity do we think she’s devoting to her work?
It’s probably decent. She’s a good solid worker, although she’s probably not taking many risks. It’s about doing what’s required to keep the job. Maybe get a promotion or raise if she’s lucky.
But it’s about keeping the job.
As a boss, you’d probably like a bunch of good solid workers. Valeries are nice because they tend to be reliable.
The problem is that you’re missing a big chunk of her energy, passion, and creativity. When she gets an offer from someone else for a little raise, she’ll probably take it. Because there are no good reasons to be loyal over and above getting a regular paycheck.
She’s focused on what’s in it for her. She gives you good work, you give her a paycheck. Done.
Isn’t there a much greater potential here?
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