As I write my first blog, in a blog site focused on knowledge work and better work experiences for knowledge workers, I consider my hope for this ‘place of conversation’.
My hope is that a new vision of ‘work’ and ‘working’ will be imagined and realised. A vision that benefits all who participate in the activity we call ‘work’. A vision that has been defined by and for workers.
I believe work is an empowering, meaning-rich and energising part of life. It’s an opportunity for individuals to use their talent, energy and intelligence to make a difference for themselves, their loved-ones and their community.
I dream that tomorrow people will take part in work and a workplace where they are personally valued for their knowledge, experience and potential. I abhor the waste of people energy and knowledge.
I want to be a part of a thinking workforce that is ‘well’ on multiple dimensions. Let’s find new meaning in ‘work-life balance’ so we can satisfyingly resolve how we use our time, knowledge and energy (a blog topic for another day).
I hope for more workplaces that are change-savvy, people-centric and meaning-rich. What will it take? (Another blog topic for another day!)
Helen Palmer is Principal Consultant at RHX Group. She thinks critically about knowledge work, and ways to ensure knowledge isn’t wasted. She revels in tackling the big processes of change and learning so that ideas become impact. With her colleagues at RHX Group, Helen helps teams make better use of their people, knowledge and information.