Enabling the individual to see the life significance of his occupation. The effect is to improve the quality of goods and services.
An integral part of demonstrating community service to motivate the individual to assume global responsibility.
Tactics include: bringing together groups of craftsmen to work on signal projects for the benefit of the community; festivals to celebrate the gifts of various occupations; guild fairs to display products, processes, and services; vocational presentations to convey the style of total engagement; experiential internships to provide opportunities for people to experience total engagement in occupational arenas on a short-term basis. An example is the case of an assembly-line worker who works more carefully when he sees his task as having life significance.
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