Everything is in perfect alignment. You feel like the work you do makes a difference in the world. You are happy at work. You are deeply engaged.
That's what Rosabeth Moss Kanter, a professor at Harvard Business School, calls a "Rubik’s cube moment." This perfect alignment occurs when you feel the values of the company you work for are the same as your personal values.
So how can you create such a moment for yourself and for those you manage?
- Implement a common vocabulary
Use your company’s statement of purpose, values and principles as a management tool to unite a disparate workforce.
- Keep the conversation open
Motivate your workforce by engaging them in the process of identifying commonly shared values and creating alignment strategies.
Embed a social purpose in your business strategy and pledge to serve it in good times and in bad.
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