It matters to 9 out of 10 people to feel worthy at work, but 5 out of 10 people struggle to feel worthy. This difference results in what we call a Worthiness Gap. Work is fundamental to our human experience, so we can and should expect more.
Intrigued by this gap and its impact on the human experience, our Chief Experience Officer, Amelia Dunlop, led a quantitative study of 6,000 US customers to better understand feelings of love and worth in the workplace.
In her new book, Elevating the Human Experience: Three Paths to Love and Worth at Work, Amelia relates the findings from the research and shares her personal journey to find love and worth at work. With courage and authenticity, she weaves together insights from philosophers, theologians, and sociologists with the stories of people from diverse backgrounds gathered during her research.
The book introduces three paths to love and worth in the workplace that allow individuals to create the professional experience they desire for themselves, their teams, and their clients. Love, defined as choosing to extend yourself to nurture your own or another’s growth, is fundamental to elevating the human experience and leads to more productive and creative outcomes at work.
- The first path explores the path of the self, an inward path where we learn to love ourselves when we show up for work.
- The second path centers around learning to love and recognize the worth of another in our lives. These connections add to our mirrored worth, the worth we feel mirrored back to us by another, and provide a source of meaning to our lives.
- The third path considers the community of work and learning to love and recognize the worth of others we meet at work every day. It explores how to overcome obstacles to love and worth in our communities, systems, and culture, especially for those who may be systematically marginalized, unseen, or unrepresented.
Elevating the Human Experience: Three Paths to Love and Worth at Work breaks new ground in exploring the importance of love and worth in the workplace. It’s a must-read for anyone who’s ever struggled to feel worthy or who knows or leads those who do.
This book will inspire readers to seek change in the way they see themselves and extend that same love and worth to a broader community of work. It’s a practical approach to elevating the human experience that will lead to important conversations about values and purpose, and ultimately, meaningful change.
Amelia Dunlop is the Chief Experience Officer for Deloitte Digital and leads our Customer Strategy & Applied Design practice. She is passionate about elevating the human experience and exploring how organizations can connect with the humans whom they call customers and employees. She loves solving messy problems that require both new insights about what it means to be human and new innovative solutions.
Amelia speaks and publishes frequently on the topic of the human experience, strategy, and innovation. She received Consulting Magazine’s 2020 Top Women in Technology award for Excellence in Innovation. She holds a degree in sociology from Harvard University, a master’s degree in theology from Boston College, and a master’s degree in business administration from Cambridge University. Originally from London, Amelia now lives in Somerville, Massachusetts with her husband and three children.
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Elevating the Human Experience: Three Paths to Love and Worth at Work will be available in October! Pre-order your copy today: