“I don’t want people who want to dance. I want people who have to dance.”
—George Balanchine, Founder of the New York City Ballet
It is an unfortunate fact that some 70% of the working population doesn’t care much for the work they do.
Many would actually say they dread the thought of Monday morning, and rejoice in the “TGIF” theme song.
I consider this a tragedy for both employee and employer. A vast amount of time is spent in a spirit of boredom, apathy, regret, or just plain indifference. The accompanying lack of commitment, enthusiasm, and genuine passion for our work sometimes puts a dark cloud over our co-workers, and the organization as a whole.
What would be possible for you and your organization if you insisted on attracting people who absolutely have to dance?