Make space to create meaning

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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Provide the right amount of structure

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.

Create a culture that embodies purpose

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.

Build strong teams

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.

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A recent survey found that the average worker would give up $21,000 a year in exchange for a workplace role that always offered them meaning.

Employees who derive meaning from their work are more than three times as likely to stay with their organizations.

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.

  • For centuries, the promise of America has been built on the work ethic, with everyone aspiring to have a job that pays them.
  • Work Ethic as it is has not provided any social, moral or spiritual benefits that it should.
  • Artificial Intelligence and Big Data are on the verge to render the work ethic useless.

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