Profit with Purpose: How to Positively Transform your Business and the way you Live
The past ten years have accelerated the need for deeper meaning and purpose in the workplace. The collapse of Enron and Arthur Andersen in 2001 raised serious questions about ethics in the workplace. The bankruptcy of Lehman Brothers in 2008 and the global banking crisis that ensued highlighted the dark side of greed and the need for sustainable and responsible profit making. The current economic downturn has left many employees feeling vulnerable and frightened. A younger generation (genY) is entering the workplace with a more demanding set of ideals and values focusing on family, community and personal purpose. On the other side of the generational divide aging baby boomers are more reflective asking meaningful questions about life and purpose.
It is generally agreed that a new paradigm for business is needed if it is to succeed and indeed thrive in the 21st Century. This workshop sets out a possible way forward.
This workshop will examine:
- The philosophy of purpose.
- How to measure our lives.
- How to ask the right kind of questions.
- Purpose vs. Profit? A false dichotomy.
- How can business can serve a higher purpose.
- How higher purpose business can lead to greater profit.
Businesses can be one of the most powerful agents for positive change in society. This workshop explores how this is possible and how in the process of changing society, business itself can be positively transformed, leading to greater employee motivation, deep personal satisfaction and increased profit.
By the end of this workshop participants will have a very clear idea, based on practical examples, of what a purposeful life and business looks like. They will also acquire the ability to discover purpose in their own lives and businesses by learning how to ask the right kind of questions.