Team members need to feel healthy and energized to be effective. When they’re focused and on track, they can consistently bring their best efforts to work. When management encourages their employees to find greater meaning and purpose in life, this also empowers them to be more engaged on the job.
But until you know what challenges your employees might be facing, how can you them where you want them to go?
Being overwhelmed by the search for work-life balance.
Peaking and no longer feeling the excitement they once felt.
Struggling with deadlines and managing their time.
Making mistakes because they’re distracted by world events.
Not communicating effectively with their co-workers or your customers.
Cannot commit fully to their work responsibilities due to personal difficulties
Supporting employees to find greater meaning and purpose in their personal lives empowers them to become more engaged at work. When they feel focused and on track, they bring their best efforts to the workplace every day. If they’re stressed, or lacking a personal compass, they won’t have the energy to help you drive the success of your business.
Individuals who are purpose-focused are more productive at work and are making a positive difference in the lives of their families, friends, and co-workers. They take a stand for something bigger than themselves. When your employees become purpose-focused it will be easier for you to hire new employees and turnover will decrease as existing employees will want to stay with your business.
Your workforce will become more productive as they will view themselves as being on the same team. They will be more effective, not just more efficient. The synergistic effect of purpose-focused engagement will reduce the costs of all tasks, not just the hourly costs of tasks. This will enable you to become more effective at managing your employees.
Purpose provides direction and guidance; it motivates and drives your life. It is your compass —the central motivating aim of your life—the reason you get up in the morning.
Our jobs and professions have a clear functional purpose. But if we’re focused only on our functional purposes, it’s hard to feel excited about getting out of bed every day.
Being purpose-focused, enables you to