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How to Build an Organization That Operates With a Purpose

Building a purposeful organization, where employees are engaged with the work they do, can be key in creating a successful business.

Social responsibility initiatives can be one of the quickest and easiest ways to build an organization that operates with purpose.

Charity

Thinking about how an organization is charitable is a bit of the umbrella concept for the social responsibility of a business. This can come in many forms (i.e., financial help), but one of the most impactful and rewarding forms of charity comes in how time is spent helping the community.

Making sure employees know they are not only permitted to give their time to the community, but also encouraged by leadership, is key to their engagement. This builds organizational pride. The key is to not make this feel like an HR initiative, but a fundamental piece of how the organization runs.

Clients Serviced

Another key to the social responsibility angle of building a purposeful organization is making sure the clients serviced have values that align. Engaging with clients who have deep missions of their own that an organization can adopt can be an effective tool to building a company that wants to work with purpose.

Ethical Business Practices

Making sure an organization operates with clients and within their own group, while keeping strong ethics, is essential to building a purposeful organization. Transparency is one of the most important ethical practices. If there are issues within a project, operating with full transparency can build trust as long as you are working to do the right thing.

Sustainability

Engaging with companies that are taking the initiative to help our environment can be an effective way to not only find newer and better technologies, but it can also be a rewarding experience. It can come from simply making quick and smart decisions about who to work with.

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Authored by: Dr. Bryan Bechtoldt, EdD

Bryan is the President and Principal for SVA Consulting, LLC, a member of the SVA family of companies. In his role, Bryan works with SVA’s clients to help them prepare their organization for transformation through shaping vision and development of implementation strategies.

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