According to the 2016 Snapshot of Australian Workplaces, 72% of Australian workers want more purpose and meaning in their work, and nearly half are looking for another job in a bid to feel more engaged. “Our aim is to spark debate about purpose and meaning in every workplace across Australia, and to provide practical suggestions and case studies to help workplaces renew,” said a future that works lead researcher Dr Lindsay McMillan.
1. Foster employee participation and inclusion
Respect is generated and sustained by including employees.
2. Communicate the alignment between individual roles and organisational goals
As a leader, identify and articulate how individual employees' roles contribute to achieving the common purpose.
3. Encourage autonomy and active engagement
Enable employees with a high degree of autonomy to make active decisions.
4. Provide resources and Information
Give employees all the information and resources they require to do their job effectively.