Seth Godin speaking about Conceptual Shift #3- an Attitudinal Shift Towards Work

As you have heard here before- there is an attitudinal shift that is occurring towards work, largely driven by the Millennial Generation. Here is what Seth said recently on this blog about this new class of jobs and workers:

A new class of jobs (and workers) is creating a different sort of worker, though. This is the person who works out of passion and curiosity, not fear.

The passionate worker doesn’t show up because she’s afraid of getting in trouble, she shows up because it’s a hobby that pays. The passionate worker is busy blogging on vacation… because posting that thought and seeing the feedback it generates is actually more fun than sitting on the beach for another hour. The passionate worker tweaks a site design after dinner because, hey, it’s a lot more fun than watching TV.

We are seeing a new class of worker emerge. This worker is taking advantage of Conceptual Shift #1- the Superempowerment of the Individual. Passion is what is driving “superempowerment”. It is also what is driving a massive shift in how work is being done- and this will force a major change among individuals and companies into the future.

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    For those of us born in late Generation X and early Boomer, this shift is causing a good deal of stress. Our children are showing us a certain wisdom in this way of working. However, we’re not very well equipped to adopt these habits. In some way, it’s our resistance to this new way of working that is charging the Millennials. For us, innovation may simply mean understanding the inevitable tide that is coming.

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