According to the Workforce Purpose Index, the global survey Aaron Hurst (author of The Purpose Economy) conducted in partnership with LinkedIn in 2016, purpose orientated companies are more profitable than those that aren’t. And employees who have a high purpose orientation consistently outperform those who don’t.
The case for a purposeful approach to work is clear!
As part of a wider program focused on injecting purpose into corporate organisations, we are taking to the business community to talk about how purpose impacts both the bottom line and well-being.
Our series of Lunch and Learns has begun. Our first one was with Pivotal Labs, a technology company resident at Dogpatch Labs, Dublin.
Ten employees ranging from Product Managers, engineers and technology support specialists attended the interactive session, which was held in Dogpatch Labs, during which research evidencing that purpose is becoming as important to businesses as innovation was presented.
Declaring your purpose at work
At the end of the session attendees created their purpose statement. Acting like an elevator pitch at work, this statement can be used to lead new initiatives and enhance communication. Drafting it will employees be absolutely clear on what they want out of work and how their strengths and values are aligned to the work they do and the company in which they work. In a HRB article last year the author spoke about the importance of having a declaration of purpose; this statement is that.
Key takeaways of the Purposeful Innovation Lunch & Learn
The key takeaways of the lunch and learn session included the indicators and drivers of the 4th economy, understanding the link between purpose, well-being, employee engagement and innovation; an introduction to some of the tools from the new Purposeful Workplace Consultancy, including the Purpose Statement and the Purposeful Innovation Compass.
Asked if they would recommend this session to other people, here’s what some employees at Pivotal said:
“Yes, got us to talk about why we do what we do”
“I think the activity is very useful. Gets you thinking about what you are doing in life/work”
“Yes, I think living with a purpose makes a great difference in quality of life…”
If you’re interested in learning about any of the below topics, email firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a session in Dogpatch Labs.
- The context of work today – introducing the 4th economy; indicators & drivers
- Purpose and Performance
- Creating your Purpose Statement
- Purpose assessment tools
- What a Purposeful Workplace looks like