Above all else, this survey of virtuous cycles at Koch Industries proves one thing: Amazing things are possible when people self-actualize.
None of our progress would have been possible without employees who discovered their innate abilities, developed them into valued skills, applied them to maximize their contributions, and then did it all over again. When individuals create these virtuous cycles at a personal level, they become engaged and develop meaning in their lives by continually taking their ability to learn, grow, and contribute to a higher level. That process has become an essential aspect of who we are as a company.
Yet what can be improved, must be improved. For Koch Industries to continue to create virtuous cycles of mutual benefit and succeed in this new world of rapid and fundamental change, we must do a better job of enabling our employees to create their own virtuous cycles. By becoming contribution motivated, they will not only enable the company to succeed, they will realize their potential and have much more successful, fulfilling lives.
Building the foundation for a happy and fulfilling life takes time and effort. No government, organization, friend, or family member can do the heavy lifting for you. If you are serious about pursuing a path of self-transformation and want to create or contribute to virtuous cycles of mutual benefit, here are some quick and easy reminders to help keep you on track: