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?

In her lesson on Big Think Edge, the only forum on YouTube designed to help you get the skills you need to be successful in a rapidly changing world, Kanter offers three strategies.

  • 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.

  • Commit

Embed a social purpose in your business strategy and pledge to serve it in good times and in bad.

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