Can Purpose Help Us in Hard Times?
According to a Harris-Kumanu survey conducted in October 2020, only a third of U.S. employees know their company’s purpose. And less than a third feel that they—or their coworkers—share that purpose. Without a sense of shared purpose at work, the survey found, people are not only less engaged at work but also more depressed and anxious.
Right now, under the threat of COVID-19, it might not seem like the time to be talking about purpose.