Finding your purpose at work

What is our purpose in life? We all get this question at some point in life and in our profession. As we know, a typical working individual spends at least 1/3rd of our life at the workplace. I was trying to understand my purpose so that I can prioritize and spend my time in areas where I enjoy.  I recently attended a leadership training program and was exposed to a methodology called Ikigai, a Japanese life philosophy. I am not going to explain about Ikigai here because it is not a framework to find an individual’s purpose rather live happily. After doing some research on the internet, I learned the framework that I was using is not Ikigai but “Zuzunaga Venn Diagram”. It initially appeared in the blog post here by Andrés’. I used this approach to understand my purpose at my work and how I can align it with my organization. As I mentioned, we spend a considerable amount of time in the workplace. If we have an overarching purpose, it helps us to become more adaptable, yet resilient to challenges and stay authentic (Heidrick & Struggles, The CEO report, 2018).  The first step is to find your organization’s

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