Help Your Employees Find Fulfilment In Their Roles
Today, many employees want to know that there is meaning in their work. As a manager, you want to tap into your employees’ work and help them find fulfilment in their roles. But how can you achieve this? How can you cultivate fulfilment in the workplace?
The modern workplace is very different from the past. Now, workers are concerned with finding fulfilment - the ability to feel a personal sense of purpose and meaning - and it’s the new standard for employee engagement.
Studies have shown that 7 out of 10 employees would consider an offer for a more fulfilling job. In fact, achieving fulfilment is so important that one out of three are willing to consider lower pay.
There is also neurological evidence to support the benefits of work fulfilment. Research shows that dopamine supplies energy and motivation. When dopamine is present during work tasks, employees are not only engaged in their work but also thrive. In fact, employees who find fulfilment in their work are more likely to stay at their current job nearly three years longer than their less fulfilled peers.
By allowing your employees to find fulfilment in their roles, you’re not only doing your business a favour, but you’re also contributing positively to your workers’ wellbeing.
The application is clear: stop being a barrier to your employees’ search for fulfilment. So, how can you create a fulfilling employee experience? Here are three ways you can cultivate a fulfilling work environment:
Provide space for employees to create meaning
You can’t tap into every person’s brain and discover their deep purpose in life. Ultimately, it’s your employees’ responsibility. However, you can still provide spaces that allow your employees to discover meaning in their work. Provide tools such as digital assessments or personal exploration exercises that will encourage reflection. Consider offering mentor-ship programs, as this may help your employees find deeper meaning and satisfaction in their work.
Cultivate a positive work culture
Work culture plays a critical role in developing an organisation’s purpose as well as influencing the employee experience. Cultivating a positive work culture can help your employees discover greater meaning in their work. Invest time to get to know your team and colleagues on a personal level. Promote open communication about others’ priorities, timeline and objectives. Reward delivery of results, not only activity. Or dare your team to challenge the status quo and try new things.
Promote intentional team building
Shared experiences can help build meaningful connections and offers opportunities for employees to learn something new. By cultivating a collaborative, team building approach, employees can build trust and develop an emotional commitment to those around them. This increases emotional intelligence and individuals learn more from one another. This closeness creates and deepens relationships, a key source of fulfilment.
Stop being a barrier to your employees. Encourage your workers to discover meaning in their work, and find ways to incorporate their goals into your organisation’s objectives. By applying these three steps, you can manage a more purpose-driven workforce.