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Nurturing Personal Purpose at Work
Fecha: 08/2019
Autor / es: Rey, Carlos; Almandoz, John; Montaner, Alex
Tipo de documento: Chapter
Áreas: Leadership and People Management
Idiomas: English
Cita bibliogr√°fica: Rey, Carlos; Almandoz, John; Montaner, Alex, "Nurturing Personal Purpose at Work". In: Carlos Rey, Miquel Bastons, Phil Sotok. Purpose-driven Organizations: Management Ideas for a Better World. Palgrave Macmillan, 2019. pp 1 - 10

Reflecting on the purpose of one's work can be a highly rewarding and inspiring exercise that helps to harmonize the purpose of the individual with that of the organization, resulting in greater job satisfaction and quality of work. However, experience shows that often one's purpose tends to weaken over time, running the risk of being forgotten altogether when not properly nurtured. Based on the three dimensions of purpose?knowledge, motivation, and action?this work proposes a framework on how to sustain personal purpose at work, increasing meaningfulness, focus, and effectiveness. Six processes for purpose development are presented: self-knowledge, self-awareness, motivation plan, action plan, habit development, and emotional management. Recommendations and examples for their practical development are provided.

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