Why is Purpose Important at Work?

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Why is Purpose Important at Work?

Purpose: the reason for which something is done or created or for which something exists. What is your purpose this year?

Finding our purpose in the midst of the work day activities can be challenging. However, with the right leadership and staff anything is possible.

No matter what you do, your job exists for a reason. When you know the reason and when you truly understand how your efforts positively affect someone’s life – you will have found your job’s purpose. On an individual level people who understand their job’s purpose are more engaged and happier. Here’s a few suggestions on how you can find purpose at work:

  1. Understand and know your company’s mission statement. The statement should define the deeper purpose behind your work. If your company or department doesn’t have a mission statement, create one at your next meeting.
  2. Understand each other’s strengths and utilize them.
  3. Build a positive work environment. A healthy, positive workplace is conducive to success. At Henderson Properties we have a monthly staff meeting where we celebrate birthdays and acknowledge/ reward staff promotions and quarterly goals met.
  4. Provide positive feedback when you have an opportunity. It is a reminder that what we are doing on a daily basis is not going without notice.

With all the time you spend at work, isn’t it worth your time to invest in finding your real purpose? Studies show that fulfillment at work is correlated with long term health and happiness. If your workplace isn’t your dream job, remember that change can start with you. Before you jump ship please “communicate before you terminate.” The grass isn’t always greener on the other side. Talk to your Manger or Supervisor about ideas you may have to foster a positive work place that is inviting and worthwhile. If you are in a management role, have your staff do a quick survey to see where they are with workplace purpose. Understand more of who you are and who the company represents. Be happier. Live with purpose.