This Is What Happens When You Find Meaning In Your Work
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.
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What working a decent job means is slowing losing ground, as we are not deriving meaning from our work.
Having a job means getting paid for our talents, but it may not be the case for many. Work ethic is supposed to provide us a good life, but in reality, the opposite is happening.
Most workers rely on the whims and fancies of the so-called 'Job Creators', a class of people who own a business and can employ staff. Job creators hold power on the worker's time, behavior and conditions of employment.
These employers also monitor and sanction what workers post on social media, what they eat or drink, how frequently and for how long are they going to the bathroom, and what are their political leanings.
Employees who derive meaning from their work are mor...
Define what meaningful work means to you.
Find your own personal satisfaction and connection to your work. It could be the people you work with or a project you are passionate about.
There’s always some level of personal investment in your work.
If what you're doing has a positive impact, it adds up and makes you feel proud of what you’re working on.
Is it a connection to a certain cause? Is it engaging one of your skills or personal passions? Is it serving a specific population? Everyone has their own causes, the things that give their ...
Ask yourself concrete questions to reveal your truth:
What are you working for? What impact do you want to create in your job? What skills do you want to develop and leverage?
Keep it short and simple—just focus on what gets you out the door every day.
Your mantra should encompass who you are, where you want to go, and the impact you want to make during your 9-to-5.