Sharing a blog post from Managing Principal, Kristina Kohl, that was published through our Becoming Sustainable group on the importance of aligning people and purpose in our organizations. Employees are seeking to work for an organization that authentically lives their values in their organizational and people strategies. Employee engagement includes value alignment around social and environmental justice. Here is the opening paragraph and a link to the full post.
People strategy is C-suite strategy because employee engagement is crucial to your organization’s bottom line. In order to feel engaged, employees are seeking to align their values and their work. They want to feel purpose at work. Purpose means different things to different people. Some people are looking for social and environmental impact. Others are looking to contribute fully and to bring their full selves to work. A recent study from McKinsey & Co found that millennials are three times more likely to require purpose at work.