87% Work Without Passion

That's the Deloitte data. It's astounding, and moreso that passion is a larger game than engagement and most organizations neither assess nor strategize for either. 

They describe passion as having three qualities: commitment to domain, questing and connecting. People who work with passion show high levels of adaptability and responsibility. Commitment to domain is commitment to specific kinds of impact. Questing is working continuously with curiosity. Connecting is the appreciation for the power of shared work. 

We can cultivate passion in ourselves and others with simple questions mapping to these three dimensions of passion: 

  • What impact do we want to make in our work? 
  • What don't we know? 
  • What could we collaborate on?