Being and Belonging at Work: Why it matters.

Finding Purpose at Work

Why someone works varies from person to person, and for many, the primary reason is obvious: to pay the bills. But increasingly, employees want work to be about much more than that. To feel fulfilled, many don’t want just a job — they want something they can take pride in. Many want to feel like they are making an impact. Others find purpose outside of work, and don’t want to be limited to a standard 9-to-5 structure. They may want to spend more time with their family, for example.

We know that work is an essential part of life, but it is only one part. Many people will find their intrinsic value out of a variety of aspects in life. Organizations and leaders need to be more open to the idea that people don’t want just a paycheck. Whether that means promoting the value a person makes at work every day, or simply getting out of the way to let their employees live a meaningful, full life. It starts with understanding the whole person.

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