in another way
When it comes to the hyped topic of New Work, people tend to talk exclusively about new trends concerning paid work. But what if we extend our understanding of work as such? What if we take a look at activities, people pursue on a regular basis as well, without getting any payments in exchange?
Besides the aspect of a payment, there are some major differences between paid and volunteer work. Leaders of nonprofit organizations are usually representatives of the organizations. At the same time, they manage the voluntary teams, which means, they work on both levels: inside and outside the organization.
Whereas leaders in companies engage solely with the in-house eco-system. Society and environment are therefore often disregarded.
Everyone’s looking for their purpose
They say it is the question of our generation. Companies spend fortunes on workshops for their employees to help them find it: The purpose of our jobs and lives. However, if we ask volunteers, they are able to point out immediately the meaning of their voluntary work.
Moreover, often their responses involve words like »helping« and »protecting«. Everybody understands these things, which makes voluntary work seem more natural and less artificial than business in big companies.