Helping Your People Find Meaning at Work

Uncovering the why of work is what drives people to do their best; armed with a sense of purpose, employees perform better and demonstrate higher levels of engagement. The organization subsequently enjoys  increased productivity and more customer satisfaction.

Yet many leaders fail to take talent on the necessary journey to make meaning in the workplace. As a result, they miss two integral components of talent development: commitment and contribution. Employees don’t just need competencies to do their work well—they also need to feel ownership, purpose, and a deep sense of belonging.

So how do we invest ourselves and our team in the search for meaning? And how, once invested, do we actually contribute to the sense of purpose that our people feel in their work?

This Learning Sprint looks at why making meaning makes money—how a commitment to helping your talent find meaning in work can produce measurable, bottom line results. It will also explore tangible areas where employees find meaning in their work, particularly through company expectations and individual contributions to the organization. Finally, we’ll look at how you can become a true meaning maker for the people around you.

Expert Faculty

David Ulrich
Rensis Likert Professor at the Ross School of Business, University of Michigan

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  • Helping Your People Find Meaning at Work
    September 23 — September 27, 2019