Passion is the antidote to the types of short-term, defensive reactions—at both the individual and organizational levels—that tend to undermine an organization’s ability to respond effectively to mounting performance pressures. The world is changing too quickly to predict the shape of the next challenge or to forecast all of the skills your employees will need, even in the near future. But through cultivating passion in the workforce, you may develop people who can spot new opportunities and quickly acquire the skills and other resources needed to pursue those opportunities.