We have known for a long time that having engaged team members is better than having people who are simply satisfied. They are 44% more productive - that is like adding a part-time person to your team at no additional cost.
Given the current spotlight the Royal Commission is shining on poor behaviours and toxic cultures in the financial services industry here in Australia, we would be justified in thinking that banks and purpose are mutually exclusive. So we started to look further afield to see if we could find an example of a bank that did actually have purpose, and could demonstrate it.
Following a wonderful presentation by Re Strategist, Alistair Stephenson, I couldn’t help but see many common challenges that were occupying the creators of brand identities and those that were facing sales professionals and the organisations they work for. Chief amongst them being the search for “Purpose”.
This fall, in the span of about 30 days, a number of my closest friends left their jobs. It all happened in such a short window of time I was convinced that Mercury was in retrograde. There were a variety of reasons my friends gave but most centered around wanting to grow, make a greater impact somewhere else or join a new community of inspiring people.
On our mission to change the world through the power of giving we have been blessed to meet and work with so many inspiring people with whom we share a common purpose. My journey recently connected me with Rochman Reese and Sofan Chan, two people who are moving hearts and minds in there own unique and creative ways. I am very pleased to share their wisdom with you in this post.