The report is a first-of-its-kind attempt in India to assess the impact of strategy-culture alignment on profitability. The report is a guide for organisations to align their culture to their business goals. Highlights of the report Companies with strong strategy-culture alignment reported 5 percent more profitability than companies with low strategy-culture alignment. More than half the number of organisations, with turnover exceeding Rs crore, agreed that their existing culture was not something they had envisioned as business leaders.
Choose your location to get a site experience tailored for you. Many organizations do a superficial job of articulating why they exist, settling for vision-setting exercises that lead to little more than catchy slogans and posters.
Some craft purpose statements that are so generic they could apply to just about any company. But even among organizations that articulate their purpose effectively, many are guilty of going no further. They do almost nothing to integrate purpose into the day-to-day experiences of their employees and customers.
Despite the hype, the organization remains unchanged. Organizations with surface purpose realize none of the benefits of authentic purpose: And they may miss out on a fundamental element of purpose: Realizing purpose with the power to transform requires a different approach.
From our work with many leaders and organizations over the years, we have developed and honed a methodology for discovering, articulating, activating, and embedding true purpose. In this report, we begin by examining why purpose is attracting so much attention. We then clarify what purpose is.
Finally, we present the four steps that organizations should follow to bring purpose to life—to realize the kind of purpose that will anchor and guide them through challenging circumstances and changing times.
Why All the Buzz Now? To suggest that companies have historically lacked purpose would be disingenuous.
We have one life, and most of us spend most of our waking hours working in an organization. So, why the intense interest lately? We see five major reasons: First and foremost, studies show that purpose-driven organizations perform better. Our own in-depth analysis of the link between purpose and performance revealed that a deeply ingrained purpose correlates strongly with ten-year total shareholder return.
When employees embrace purpose—when the organization lives it, rather than just proclaims it—business results follow. When organizations view purpose as instrumental to their success and integral to their corporate social responsibility, instead of as a charitable or philanthropic effort, the outcome is a virtuous cycle of business performance and community impact.
We surveyed the leaders, employees, and customers of 50 companies in three major sectors: So, purpose does indeed pay—and it does so over the long term. In recent years, more and more leaders have declared their commitment to deliver on the triple bottom line—people, planet, and profit.
Attracting, engaging, and inspiring employees, along with demonstrating responsibility to the community and committing to sustainable environmental practices, have become as important as generating profits.
In addition, leaders are increasingly feeling a personal need to have a positive impact and legacy. They see business playing a larger role in shaping society. Similarly, growing numbers of employees are seeking more from their work.
These goals have also become more important as digital technologies proliferate and the opportunity for face-to-face interactions with colleagues and customers diminishes. People want to work for an organization that values social and environmental responsibility—that strives to make the world a better place, not just to make more money.
The sources of disruption are multiplying—new technologies, new market opportunities, new business models, new kinds of competition, new customer needs and desires, and more.
Transformation has become the status quo; at a given moment, companies typically have several transformations underway. For example, following a turnaround, a company might implement a new business model, and then undertake a sales and marketing transformation, followed by an enterprise-wide IT initiative to support the change.
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Purpose serves as that vital North Star, illuminating a direction and linking and steering various transformation efforts in a way that is logical and accessible to everyone. The Limits of Carrots and Sticks.
In far too many transformation programs, people are treated as a means to an end or, worse, as collateral damage. To counter this tendency, organizations are realizing the need to appeal to head and heart with intrinsic, not just extrinsic, motivators.
Purpose is one of the most powerful intrinsic motivators because it speaks to both the head as the compass that guides and aligns behaviors and the heart. Take, for example, Always, the maker of feminine-hygiene products. Connecting to this segment in this way proved to be highly motivating to employees as well as inspiring to customers.
Although many traditional forms of community have eroded, people still crave the sense of connection that it provides.among the Tata Group companies in India, based on the American Model for Business Excellence (MBNQA), the European Foundation for Quality Management (EFQM), the Japanese Model, the Deming Prize by Japanese Union of Scientist and Engineers (JUSE) and the Confederation of Indian Industry and.
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