As the world directs its gaze towards Glasgow and wonders whether global leaders can collaborate at COP26 to tackle humanity’s biggest challenge yet, businesses cannot afford to stand by. Placing purpose at the centre of business has never been so important.
Core values are a guiding light for an organisation in an era that no longer asks for corporate responsibility, but rather demands it. With World Values Day around the corner, it’s the perfect time to reflect on what your organisation’s core values are and how they are translated into actions.
Here’s our edit of the global conversation on purpose.
- Why reducing ambiguity over returning to the office is better for employees – The New Yorker
- You have 80,000 hours to change the world with your career – The Wall Street Journal
- We exist to do more than work: is the future of business found in working less? – The New York Times
- How core values can transform your business – Forbes
- Is quitting your job good for the economy? – The Financial Times
- How to discern between businesses that are authentically driven by core values, and those that are merely virtue signalling – Fast Company
- Can world leaders save the planet? The countdown to COP26 has begun – The Guardian Today in Focus Podcast
- How to tailor a hybrid work schedule to suit your needs – Harvard Business Review
- The weight of the worldview, part 3: loving to lead – The Beautiful Truth
“Because a true sense of purpose is deeply emotional, it serves as a compass to guide us to act in a way completely consistent with our values and beliefs. Purpose does not need to involve calculations or numbers. Purpose is human, not economic.”Simon Sinek