A recurring theme candidates and employees share with me is that they like contributing to and being part of an organization that helps people and contributes to society in a meaningful way. They want the mission of our organization to resonate with them personally and professionally as a career they can be proud of rather […]
On March 12, 2020, the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a pandemic. The past two years felt both long and short as the world changed at a breathtaking pace. Between mask mandates, vaccines, and remote work, almost every aspect of our lives was affected. The world of work, in particular, has changed. We teamed up […]
There is plenty of evidence that shows that what motivates people to stay engaged and do their best at work is when they feel their work is meaningful. As I discussed in an earlier post, I think most jobs have meaningful aspects, and highlighting these is key to building and retaining great teams. Here are […]
We often hear that millennials want to do “meaningful work.” Generally, this is taken to refer to charity work or any role where the main outcome is something that will benefit society, the planet, animals, or something like that. Under this definition, a role such as building boxes for bats to nest in could be […]
Disengaged employees are costly. A recent Deloitte report notes that organizations spend over $100 billion annually to improve employee engagement. Despite that, 87% of employees remain disengaged and cost U.S. companies $450 billion to $550 billion per year in lost productivity, according to Gallup.