Are there limits to generosity at work?

Are there limits to generosity at work?

How generous are you at work? Do you share your knowledge and your skills with others?

Sadly we know that not all organizations have a culture of generosity, but it is our firm belief that all organizations can learn to be generous.

Imagine how much each person brings, or could bring, to the table at work – through knowledge, skills, information they are privy to, experience, intuition and more. Then imagine the waste of that not being shared. It would be as if people would only bring part of themselves to work.

There are of course reasons why this may the case – people may have had bad experiences when they’ve shared something – maybe someone “stole” their idea, or they felt as if they were taken advantage of, having to work more than others and so on. There can be many reasons.

Nonetheless, if you want a fully functioning team, a fully functioning organization, you need to create a trustful atmosphere where people know that it’s OK to be generous because everyone benefits from it. Everyone.

“The Team Formula” tells the story of a team that starts off lacking generosity (we’ve all been there!) and then things start to happen….

Thanks for reading

Elisabet and Mandy


  1. Carina Israelsson
    May 1, 2013

    It took me 20+ years of leadership roles, many mistakes along the way and dozens of management/leadership books to finally find the best summary of what it takes to build a true team spirit – The Team Formula.
    Elisabet and Mandy have really captured the essentials of effective leadership and in an entertaining way. I think their success formula lies in the fact that the book is so thin, easy and fun to read – as leaders we often try to overcomplicate things and apply strategies that are too theoretical. There are many lessons learnt in the book, but if I had to choose one I would say the importance of “HOW” is the key one, as we often tend to neglect this in our pursuit of achieving the “WHAT”.
    I thoroughly enjoyed reading it and can highly recommend it to new as well as experienced leaders.

    • Elisabet Hearn
      May 1, 2013

      Thanks for your feedback, Carina! We’re delighted that you, as an experienced leader, found it so relevant and useful. And yes, we are particularly keen on the whole concept of HOW rather than just WHAT ourselves, when it comes to our actions and behaviours – at work and in our personal life. It’s an area that often gets overlooked.
      We hope you will like the next book too:-) Not out yet, but in the making…


  1. Are there Limits to Generosity at Work? | - [...] To find out why being generous at work is important please click here. [...]

Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *