It's time to change the way we work.
I don't mean a revolutionary time management system, or a productivity breakthrough. I'm talking about integrating purpose into the workplace.
While "finding your purpose" may sound like a nebulous buzzword, it's actually a viable way to revolutionize organizations and the workforce that powers them.
The article suggests purpose at work can come from:
- Creating a positive impact
- Connecting with other people by building meaningful relationships
- Achieving continued personal growth
It offers tips for creating a purpose-driven organization.
"Smart leaders are starting to realize that organizational culture isn't just a nice thing -- it's everything in business. It's the most important element of your organization's success, by a mile. Nothing good can happen unless the culture is healthy. No matter what else you measure, none of it will [...] Here are nine metrics that come closer to answering the question “Is this a good and healthy place to work?” than any employee engagement survey could do. Bring these metrics into your HR program and start making an impact on your organization’s culture and bottom line!
Lots of good advice on ways to measure the cultural health of an organization. #4: Check the employee parking lot shortly after closing time. It should be near empty.
New York City-based architectural and interiors firm Mancini•Duffy has released findings from The Coordinate, its periodic survey on workplace trends that tracks changes occurring in the workplace.
The most recent survey indicates that less than one-quarter of the work performed in a single day requires a face-to-face interaction. With the rise of technology, much of the workday — even the most productive morning hours — is reportedly spent corresponding via e-mail or conference call.
3/4s of the workday is spent in conference calls or answering email. Does this mean that 3/4s of the workweek can be spent working elsewhere?
"An employee’s level of fulfilment or satisfaction has continuously proven to be a key indicator of their performance, engagement and commitment. Employees are looking beyond money and title to something less tangible but far more powerful: Quality of Life.
In the 2015 Workplace Trends Report you will read how organizations that place the Quality of Life of their employees at the center of their thinking and pursue strategies to support and encourage it, create a more engaged, committed and productive workforce."
Check out Sodexo’s workplace trend predictions. The report explores how workplace design fosters a sense of community, belonging, and personal empowerment.
Yet another lambast of the open office from the NYT. Spoiler Alert: Layout makes colonoscopy scheduling even worse.
The average amount of space per office worker in North America dropped to 176 square feet in 2012, from 225 in 2010, as companies have sought to cut costs.
Yet another in a continuing stream of discontent of open office. Office designers/organizational leaders are you listening? It can't be just about saving money! People cost far more.