In A Missing Link Between Work and Well-Being, Daniel Goleman looks at views of well-being from Dr. Carol Ryff and asks how each of us fare on dimensions outlined by Ryff:
- Positive Relations with Others
- Environmental Mastery
- Purpose in Life
- Personal Growth
Further, Dr. Goleman, connects the above dimensions to a Korn Ferry interview of senior executives that found 100% agree purpose drives resilience with these four things in common:
- The CEO and others lead from values and purpose to make decisions. In terms of Ryff’s model of well-being, this resonates with “purpose in life.”
- People are the top priority; an example of Ryff’s “positive relations with others.’ These executives invest in people to drive growth.
- Culture is reflective of human communities, as people bring their whole selves to work. That seems close to “self-acceptance.”
- Enabling practices exist in all parts of the organization, revealing a pervasive commitment to purpose, and echoing the point Ryff makes about “environmental mastery.”
What can a company do to tie people’s well-being to a purpose-oriented culture?
How can purpose, well-being, and resilience lead your team?
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