Find your WHY
“He who has a why to live for, can bear almost any how”– Friedrich Nietzsche
A clear and compelling purpose is the glue that binds together a group of individuals. It is the foundation on which the collective “we” of a real team is built.
Purpose plays this critical role because it is the source of the meaning and significance people seek in what they do. A Gallup research revealed that the vast majority of us want to feel part of something larger and more important than ourselves. When workers were asked how important it was that their lives be meaningful, 83 percent said “very important” and another 15 percent said “fairly important.” That’s an astounding 98 percent to whom it was at least “important.” No wonder collective purpose is the first requirement in creating any real team.
The question for anyone leading a team then, is how do they help their team arrive at their purpose?
Original Source: https://www.ted.com/
Teams get a sense of what Purpose is, when they look at the purpose statements of many leading companies:
⦁ Harley Davidson: To fulfill dreams of personal freedom. To build communities of people who love the freedom of the open road
⦁ Apple: To make tools for the mind that advance humankind
⦁ Google: To organize the world’s information and make it universally useful
⦁ Nike: To bring innovation and inspiration to every athlete in the world. And if you have a body, you are a athlete
Through an engaging process of introspection, discussion, sharing and funneling down, conducted in an iterative and participative manner, the FocusU facilitators help teams arrive upon a purpose statement that is personally meaningful, real, tangible and compelling.
A few key parameters:
0.5 -1 day
Where this can be run
Up to 30
Is this workshop right for my team?
It is not just entire companies that should have a purpose; teams should too. All teams need clarity. Clarity must be at the heart: clarity of purpose, plan, and who’s responsible for what.
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