Management Series - Purpose Workshops | The School Of Life

Management Series – Purpose

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.

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More About the Workshop

This Management Series workshop touches upon all the same ideas, theories, insights and strategies as our standard Purpose workshop (detailed below). The additional value comes from the depth and specificity of the exploration that follows. Facilitated by our specially trained faculty – the participants will be able to consider how the learnings can be applied to their roles, their teams, and their company’s culture, sharing their concerns and their experiences with the group.

In this three-hour workshop, 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.
  • Consider your role in making your organisation’s values come to life: encouraging others and helping your colleagues experience a deeper sense of meaning in their work.

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.


‘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’

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