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Employees are a company’s greatest asset. Our people are critical to the success of our businesses. Forbes named 2018 the year of the employee experience, highlighting the importance of employee engagement, and yet effective strategies and solutions to this challenge can be rare and elusive. We recently asked corporate executives and HR leaders across a wide range of industries to share their most successful strategies and ideas for investing in employees.
In the 25+ years I spent working in HR for both fortune 500 companies and small fast growing startups, we developed countless initiatives to engage and inspire our employees. Each time, however, we were unable to gain the momentum we’d hoped for. That’s why, when I heard of a company called Ignite that claimed to engage and inspire employees through international immersion trips, I was skeptical. Could these “purposeful journeys” (as they call them) really be the answer to the purpose gap that exists in the workplace?
Why defining your mission & values upfront provides employees' purpose & meaning in their work - we all want to contribute to the “Grand Human Drama.” When employees are connected to a company’s purpose and have meaning in their work, they perform better. Positive-psychology theorists suggest that a sense of purpose is a key indicator in understanding why some people thrive and others do not. This sense of purpose connects them more easily to others in the workplace, a major contributor to employee happiness.
Our journeys are filled with diverse and inspiring travelers from around the country. In our "Igniting Insights: Interviews on Profession & Purpose” series, we'll sit down with entrepreneurs, experts and creatives who have joined our journeys and get insider insights. First up? Entrepreneur Kara Walsh shares marketing, partnership and travel advice she has gained from the launch of her company - No Small Plan.