Make space to create meaning
Provide digital self-assessment tools and the types of personal exploration exercises that facilitate reflection.
These mechanisms can help employees identify personal sources of fulfillment to make work more meaningful.
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Formal employee programs and activities, such as rotational opportunities, innovation labs, reverse mentoring and milestone experiences, can help employees build deeper, more diverse relationships while promoting growth.
Culture is much more about what you do than what you say. Leaders need to share authentic stories about their experiences of finding meaning and activating purpose.
Identify informal leaders who can energize their co-workers and create momentum around purpose.
Deepening relationships is a key source of fulfillment.
Shared experiences help employees come together in ways that build meaningful connections and trust. Activities that provide a common purpose — such as an escape room game or a hackathon — are especially effective.
By 2030, up to 30 to 40 percent of all workers in developed countries may need to move into new occupations or upgrade their skill sets. Skilled workers in short supply will become even scarcer. Any company that doesn't join the early adopters and doesn't address its underlying talent needs may fall short of reaching its goals.
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