Much has been written about the importance of the purpose driven organisation, and it could be argued that there’s never been a more important time for purpose to be at the forefront if people engagement is to be maintained. As teams continue to work remotely, the risk grows of strong connections and living values dwindling.
A leadership test of the time then becomes how to embed and continue purpose-driven behaviours when a firm and its people are operating at a distance.
Purpose is experienced at the individual level but there are a number of steps that leaders can take to connect and promote authentic purpose throughout a firm. Start by reviewing and perhaps reimagining how increased attention to purpose could be directed to existing people-related systems and processes.
Purpose can be the foundation stone for building energy, direction and resilience, all of which are in great need at the moment. Purpose is often found in the small moments so it’s worth reminding remote leaders to reflect on how the firm’s purpose is still relevant to them and their teams, and how they can build purpose-driven messages into their everyday interactions.
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