Job crafting is a methodology that gives employees the knowledge and tools to customize their workplaces according to their own unique mix of skills, strengths and values. It teaches responsibility and initiative.
What the employee and the employer gain
Employees who act in accordance with their natural talents, experiencing challenges optimally adjusted to their skills, find it easier to fall into a state of flow and more often feel satisfied with their work. Job crafting also provides an increased sense of purpose at work and better relationships with the team.
An employer who decides to instill the idea of job crafting in his organization gains engaged and permanently, because internally, motivated employees. Job crafting puts emphasis on relations and responsibility, therefore when properly implemented it results in deeper integration of the team. The workshops also result in increased creativity and above-average results – people who see the sense of their actions, work more willingly and give more of themselves.
How we do it
We work in several stages:
- Using an appreciative inquiry, we diagnose the specific needs of the organization
- We design activities that respond to those needs in the most appropriate way – it may be a one-time meeting or a series of workshops
- We conduct scheduled workshops, during which we develop individual action plans for all participants
- We can also conduct a follow up meeting, during which we jointly look at the effects of implementation and make sure that the change is permanent
- An additional option is a report summarizing the effects of cooperation
Read more about job crafting in our text Job Crafting. The First Step to the Job of the Future.
Bartek and Olga have been designing and creating for many years. Olga – as an architect – buildings, spaces and objects in which people will live well. Bartek – as a playwright and director – of social situations and relationships. They both have experience working in different kinds of organizations. Olga in an international corporation from the retail industry, Bartek in public institutions, whose programs and organizational models he often designed from scratch. In their work, it was important to combine imagination, agility, creativity and craftsmanship. They now transfer these competences to the area of job crafting. They allow them to help others create, model, transform, “sculpt,” and imagine better, more satisfying, meaningful work. They both graduated from the Trainers’ School of the TROP Academy.