Is Love in the Workplace the New Norm?

Is Love in the Workplace the New Norm?

by Julie Fahnestock
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Wednesday, November 5, 2014 - 8:00am



When’s the last time you told your co-worker you cared about them? Or that you appreciated their approach? Have you ever told a colleague you loved them? Does that idea make you feel awkward, unprofessional and uncomfortable? That’s because for most of us, love and work are separate because our personal and professional lives are separate.  But Jodi Clark,  presenter at the Gross National Happiness Conference at the University of Vermont and student in Marlboro College’s Masters in Managing Mission-Driven Organizations, says that bringing love to the workplace is the new norm. And a powerful way to fuel our work.

“In the workplace, love can exist with those who are willing to lay aside ego, let down their guard down and explore their struggles together.  With extra wisdom and trust brought to a particular problem, they may also discover that a powerful resource for fueling their work is their love and care for each other,” explains Clark.

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Julie is passionate about telling the story of where business meets good. She is the Founder of B Storytelling, a content development company specifically designed to help popularize the good happening through business. They do this by helping Benefit Corporations and other social enterprises identify, build and leverage their brands. Julie has an MBA in Managing for Sustainability from Marlboro Graduate School. She lives in West Palm Beach, Florida with her husband, Thomas.