How aligning with purpose leads to passion, and passion leads to happiness, and then happiness leads to productivity, which naturally leads to results that are beneficial to the person and organization itself.
Great sorrow and fear are unfortunately starting to shape the job industry, but purpose has the power to change this trend for the better.
What can employees do about this as individuals who feel at risk of losing their jobs, and how can company leaders ensure we progress along this curve of transformation?
Longstanding highly paid jobs are being transformed overnight, and in some cases are being phased out. Robotics, AI, automation, machine learning and other innovations fill the news and job boards every day. Tech is making the world evolve and it impacts every industry.
Employees need to connect deeply to their purpose by asking themselves, “who am I?” Often, they don’t take enough time to really determine what matters to them as individuals, and respond by scrambling reactionarily, which can take them further away from what they may love to do, thus potentially lowering engagement levels.
By simply slowing down and not moving at the pace of the evolutionary technology boom, employees can determine their next path, whether it be a complete shift in career or an augmentation to make them more relevant in this evolving economy and job market. Engagement is really simple; it’s an authentic connection to a purpose, no matter what you do!
As leaders, look to empower employees and teammates with purposeful strategies, like learning about the power of having a growth mindset. As some jobs go away and others are created, this mindset helps people see fear from a place of courage, rather than a threat. From this mindset, employees can then align their job skills with purpose to face challenges and soar to success.
Aligning with purpose leads to passion, and passion leads to happiness, and then happiness leads to productivity, which naturally leads to results that are beneficial to the person and organization itself.