How Our Company Connected Our Strategy to Sustainability Goals
November 01 | Michael W. Lamach | Comments (0)
In a recent survey, Bain & Company found that just 2% of companies are successful in achieving their sustainability goals. While this can be disheartening, it doesn’t have to be this way.
Meaningful Work Should Not Be a Privilege of the Elite
October 29 | Richard Straub, Founder, Peter Drucker Society Europe | Comments (0)
It is hard for anyone to be against the idea of inclusive prosperity. Of course the bounty produced by economic growth should be broadly shared. But the devil is in the details, and when people advocate for inclusive growth they don’t always have the same things in mind.
You Don’t Find Your Purpose — You Build It
October 29 | John Coleman, Author | Comments (0)
Ever since Daniel Gulati, Oliver Segovia, and I published Passion & Purpose six years ago, I’ve received hundreds of questions — from younger and older people alike — about purpose. We’re all looking for purpose. Most of us feel that we’ve never found it, we’ve lost it, or in some way we’re falling short.
Research: The More Essential Your Job Is to Your Company, the Happier You’ll Be
October 24 | Lixin Jiang | Comments (0)
While anyone’s choice will be influenced by a host of factors, from work-life balance to salary considerations to company culture, our research suggests that one factor to consider carefully is the extent to which the role is crucial to the organization’s mission. Roles that are “lynchpins” — a lawyer in a law firm, a marketer in a marketing agency, a programmer at a tech company — confer a host of benefits on the people who have them.
Meaningful Work Beats Over-the-Top Perks Every Time
October 04 | Patty McCord | Comments (0)
As I visit young companies, I’ve seen every kind of perk imaginable. Razor scooters, take-your-dog-to-work, in-house baristas, free snacks and lunches: Yawn. Yoga classes, massage therapy, acupuncture, pre-paid Uber accounts: Been there, done that.
Developing a Strategy for a Life of Meaningful Labor
September 22 | Brian Fetherstonhaugh | Comments (0)
On Labor Day, Americans celebrate the value of work, community, and the activists who earned the rights and protections that U.S. employees enjoy today. But as Americans — and people everywhere — look ahead to a world of constant disruption, they will undoubtedly see both opportunity and uncertainty. All of us need a new way of thinking about work and taking personal responsibility for our careers, which last 45 years and beyond.
How to Help Someone Discover Work That Excites Them
September 15 | Amy Jen Su , Co-founder, Isis Associates | Comments (0)
Much has been written on a leader’s role in motivating, engaging, and bringing out the best in others. Yet research suggests there is still much more that could be done. Frequently cited is the 2014 Deloitte study that found that “up to 87% of America’s workforce is not able to contribute to their full potential because they don’t have passion for their work.” This passion gap is important because “passionate workers are committed to continually achieving higher levels of performance.”