Etsy is proof that our economy is experiencing a biological event

June 16, 2014

The Guardian | Aaron Hurst

Hurst reports that in today’s society and economy, we are seeing a pattern of changes happening across many industries. This change is one that focuses on employees finding their purpose in the workplace, and building loyalty in their community and with customers. Using research done by Justin Berg, Jane Dutton, and Amy Wrzesniewski at the University of Michigan, “we now understand that people generate purpose through relationships, personal growth and doing something greater than themselves. They are also finding that it is vital to our wellbeing, as well as productivity.” According to their research, if we want companies to thrive in this economy, we need to become a society organized around people and not around systems.