The School of Life for Business

The School of Life is a global organisation helping people lead more fulfilled lives. 

We teach 20 emotional skills to help businesses thrive in the modern economy.

 

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Purpose - Available Virtually or In-Person

Day-to-day work can all too easily make us feel bored or burnt out. For many of us, this is when we start fantasising about changing careers. But what we most often need is to feel reconnected to our underlying values and the long-term impact of the work at hand.

In this two-hour session, we will:

• Rediscover our motivations and values and learn to prioritise among them

• Explore five different areas of work in which we can find meaning

• Spend time reflecting on our professional role and its place in our organisation

• Create an action plan which helps us scale up our deeper sense of purpose

What characterises mastery of this skill?

Employees with a strong sense of purpose understand the good it does in the world at large. They identify what is most important to them and make peace with necessary sacrifices. With a realistic outlook, they adjust expectations and feel fulfilled. They talk enthusiastically about their job and create a positive atmosphere.

 

What characterises a lack of this skill?

Employees with a lack of purpose at work are detached from how their job contributes to a greater good or a personal value. They might feel bored and dissatisfied and regularly complain about it. As a result, employees lacking purpose struggle with motivation and might work as little as possible, demonstrating low job performance.

"What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make." — Jane Goodall

Testimonials

"It made me realise that you should value your work and the impact you have on others"

"Remembering purpose, both the greater good and in my life, is crucial to getting the most out of work"

"I learned that there is value in every task"