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
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
‘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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Frequently Asked Questions
Our specialist faculty has been selected not just on their professional and academic expertise, but also on their ability to engage audiences with their dynamism, charisma and warmth. You can see their profiles on our faculty page.
Each participant will receive exercises and supplementary reading to embed the learning before and after the workshop. In addition, an extensive and printable workbook will be provided for use during the session itself, and as a reference document afterwards.
We generally do not allow filming of any of our live events, as our workshops are a safe space and this would likely inhibit the feeling of safety and privacy required by attendees in order to participate fully. Our goal is always to create the very best experience for our participants, and for that we try to preserve the closed nature of the sessions.
Due to the nature of the material covered in our Workshops, we find that smaller group sizes help everyone to feel relaxed and get the most out of participating, so we have a maximum group size of 30 participants per workshop. If you are looking to engage a large number of people at once, our Talks can be delivered to audiences of any size; and as such they act as a great introduction to The School of Life for Business.
Yes. However, because certain Workshops, Talks and Conversations complement one another and work well in tandem, we often recommend booking them as part of longer programmes, according to your team or organisation’s needs.
These Workshops are designed for corporate training – where an organisation books private sessions for their internal teams, delivered at a time of their choosing.
Business Workshops are occasionally scheduled as public events where individual tickets can be purchased. To see what’s coming up, click here