Bring in the creative online industry, the word â€œpassionâ€ comes up all the time. If you’ve got no passion, then why are you doing what you are doing. Are you just wasting your life away at a place that you drag your feet to work everyday.
Passion is like a pre-requisite, a fuel, especially in a fast paced environment. Its not just the creative industry that needs passion, almost every company can thrive if its filled with people filled with passion of what they are doing.
I’ve interviewed people to join my team and they always tell me they are very passionate about the job, passionate about the net, the web, the industry, the lot. But when I asked them how passionate are they, most of the time I get the very cliché answer â€œI live, eat and breath the net.â€ *yawn* I believe there is more to it.
So I turned to people whom I know that HAVE passion and started asking a similar question, â€œHow do you quantify passion?â€. Some say it’s a feeling, some say you just know it, some say its qualitative and not quantitative.
So the problem I have now is how can I know if one person is more passionate then the other. How can I know if one company is more passionate than another?
Here are some quantifiable things I feel that may put real hard numbers behind the word passion.
- Number of links being shared between colleagues.
- Number of colleagues having their own hosting and domain.
- Number of colleagues having their own website. (contributed by Ben Ho)
- Number of pet projects or experimental projects.
- Number of hours set aside purely for trying out new stuff.
- Number of attendance at web events like websg, barcamp, etc. or event conferences like SXSW or AnEventApart, etc.
If you have more ideas do share and I’ll add to the list.
Note: this post is still a draft.