Embedding Purpose into Your Organization

What do chemistry and engagement have in common? More than you might think.

What do chemistry and engagement have in common? More than you might think.

Chemistry is about investigating the “ways in which substances intentionally interact, combine, and change together to form new substances.” Likewise, making purpose part and parcel of your organization is about getting people to interact, combine, and change together — all while developing solutions and making an impact.

Purpose-driven organizations not only know their core values, but also demonstrate them daily through authentic leadership. Purpose is about more than your organization’s mission statement. It’s about performance, competitive advantage, and long-term value creation.

Here’s how to generate more purpose and impact within and outside of your organization.

  1. Be inclusive and empowering. Employees thrive in purpose-led organizations Foster an environment where workers can do work that reflects their passions and personal values in alignment with your organization’s mission and goals.
  2. Increase your influence on stakeholders. Infusing purpose into your core operations can lead to more effective solutions and employee innovation.
  3. Extend change to those your serve. Because social movements impact people, all organizations are responsible for acknowledging and addressing social issues, including racial equity, gender equality, and other factors that impact work and life. Assess your organization’s practices and focus on the ones that are core to your organizational competencies.

Read the full article to learn more about the three simple ways your organization can be an agent of purpose and change.