Purpose makes us resilient and courageous.
In uncertain times, it’s more important than ever that we stay connected to our purpose. Connecting to the meaning behind our work keeps us going. Purpose keeps us motivated and fulfilled in our work, despite the obstacles that come along. As leaders, we can encourage individuals to find meaning to invigorate their work and demonstrate they are valued. In this episode Dr. Janet Pilcher shares how she is staying connected to her purpose and inspiring others to do the same.
This episode addresses questions, such as:
- How can we stay focused and connected to purpose at work?
- How can we help our team members find purpose in their work?
- How often should we connect to purpose?
If you've ever wondered, "Does my work actually matter?" you're not alone. 74% of LinkedIn members place a high value on finding work that delivers on a sense of purpose. People want to feel good about the work they do.
Most employees start work with passion, excitement, and willingness to take on new challenges. Over time, some employees may find themselves in a rut, dreading going to work each day. Individuals don’t always connect how the work they do daily leads to meaningful outcomes.Answer the questions to reflect on what makes you a happy, passionate employee. Then follow the steps for maximizing your happiness.
In this video, Carrie King shares how she connects the work she does daily with partners in hospitals and education settings to meaningful outcomes in her life. The ability to recognize moments like these keep us engaged and motivated to continuously improve. When we share similar stories with our teams we encourage them to discover what their purpose is.
Valued employees are engaged employees. Employees can become disengaged when they’re made to feel like they’re not listened to or appreciated for the work that they do. When efforts and accomplishments go unrecognized employees may start to wonder, “Why am I doing this?” To keep people engaged, leaders must remind them of the meaningful outcomes they help to create.