OPA! Work

Meaning at Work

When you discover Meaning in your work, everything else changes.

The OPA! Way® works in partnership with the Global Meaning Institute. Join us for the OPA! Work/Global Meaning Institute education programs (workshops, retreats, speeches) to learn a new way to look at your work and workplace that will re-energize and inspire you and your team!

Track Two: OPA! Work/MEANINGology Work

Increasing demands are leading to increasing frustration, stress, and burnout. It's time to create a new type of workplace--one built on Meaning. A more meaningful workplace reduces employee turnover, as well as health care costs, including those related to sick time/time off. A more meaningful workplace leads to higher levels of engagement & resilience, health & well-being, and performance & innovation. A more meaningful workplace brings out the best of the team! The connection between work, the workplace, and society must also be strengthened in order to encourage deeper meaning for all. There is a better way to live and work with Meaning!

  • Applicable for those participants searching for deeper meaning in the collecive setting, within the workplace or broader community
  • Learn about the Global Meaning Institute's unique MEANINGology methodology based on extensive research and experience in the emerging field of Meaning, including benchmarking to Greek philosophy
  • Learn new ways to look at your work/broader community of stakeholders to improve self-expression and personal growth as well as community growth
  • Learn how to see work as a process where Meaning can be maximized
  • Learn specific, practical techniques to work from your Core of Meaning so that Meaning becomes the foundation for inspiring and improving your work and your life

OPA! Work/MEANINGology Work retreats, workshops, and keynote speeches are offered at different levels (101, 201, 301) and are custom designed to fit your audience, time period, and setting needs.

Track Three: Meaning Centered Leadership

We are at a turning point--our forms, structures, and beliefs are rapidly becoming obsolete. We need a paradigm shift in our approach to leadership and in our perception about the very nature of work. This shift or new framework of thought is based on Meaning and is transforming and humanizing work, the workplace, and society.

Meaning Centered Leadership is the process of guiding yourself and others to deeper individual and collective meaning. Our Meaning Centered Leadership program is a capacity building offering focused on personal transformation through Meaning. It has been specially designed to help lead yourself and others using the unique OPA! (connect meaningfully with Others, engage with deeper Purpose, embrace life with Attitude) paradigm.

  • Applicable for those participants searching for deeper meaning in how they lead themselves and others in the workplace or broader community
  • Learn about the Global Meaning Institute's unique Meaning Centered Leadership methodology based on extensive research and experience in the emerging field of Meaning, including benchmarking to ancient Greek philosophy
  • Learn to see leadership as a holistic process that begins with understanding yourself ("Know Thyself")
  • Gain deeper clarity about the meaningful contributions you want to make in your life, at work, and for society
  • Learn a new mindset and specific, practical techniques to lead from your Core of Meaning so that Meaning becomes the foundation for transforming your workplace and community...while learning how to inspire others to do the same

Track Four: Innovating with Meaning

Encouraging a group to innovate is more much than asking them to brainstorm new ideas. Most problems can not be solved with the same mindset that created them. Solutions are often outside the accepted patterns of thought and, therefore, mindsets need to be changed.

In order to innovate, we must challenge assumptions, ask new questions, adopt new ways of seeing the patterns and the whole, and reframe the opportunity in a larger context. These are some of the lessons incorporated in the best-selling book, The Seeds of Innovation (written by Elaine Dundon, co-founder of the Global Meaning Institute). We also need to go further, to embrace the new paradigm of Meaning and awaken the deeper Meaning of the challenge, for ourselves as well as stakeholders.

  • Applicable for those participants searching for deeper meaning in how they and their teams approach innovation projects and initiatives
  • Gain increased awareness and clarity of what drives and sustains Meaningful Innovation
  • Understand the practices needed to embrace the "Human Side of Innovation"
  • Understand the differences and implications of linear innovation versus chaotic innovation
  • Learn how "Anthrocapitalism," a new approach to Meaningful Capitalism, can transform projects, workplaces, and communities

The OPA! Way/Global Meaning Institute Advising

The Global Meaning Institute offers advising services to leaders and groups with specific organizational challenges and to individuals searching for deeper meaning in their lives and work. Programs are custom designed and incorporate insights from its ground-breaking research as well as the core lessons and practices of The OPA! Way paradigm and lifestyle.

Contact the OPA! Team for more information about the OPA! Work/MEANINGology Work education programs (workshops, retreats, speeches), Meaning Centered Leadership, Innovating with Meaning, and Global Meaning Institute advising services at: info@theopaway.com

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