Taking Heather McGowan's point that 'Purpose' is the new driver of an individual's career, rather than hierarchical promotions, with similar drivers and benefits for teams as well as the corporate whole; does AQai have a model for creating this purpose?
Indeed, is 'Purpose' a prerequisite for successful implementation of AQai in an organisation?
The need for purpose may depend on the specific situation or goal at hand.
In some cases, purpose can serve as a guiding principle or a clear objective that helps drive the implementation process. It can provide direction, motivation, and a sense of meaning to the actions being taken. Having a well-defined purpose can be particularly important in areas such as strategic planning, project management, and personal development, where clarity of goals and intentions can significantly impact the outcome.
However, there are instances where implementation can occur without a clearly defined purpose. For example, routine tasks or operational processes may not require a deep sense of purpose as they are often carried out based on established procedures or to meet immediate needs. Additionally, experimental or exploratory endeavors may begin without a clearly defined purpose, as the purpose can emerge or evolve throughout the process.
While purpose can enhance the effectiveness and meaningfulness of implementation, it is not an absolute prerequisite in all cases. The importance of purpose may depend on factors such as the complexity of the task, the scale of the implementation, the desired outcome, and the individuals or organizations involved.
Where Adaptability is concerned and people are moving from the certain and known (whether it's good or healthy is another question) to the uncertain and unknown, purpose will likely be a motivating driver. Both the purpose of the organisation as well as aligning the purpose of the individual. Those will help in motivation.
As for do we have a model for creating purpose, not one that is proprietary? Creating purpose is a complex and subjective process that is deeply tied to individual or organizational values, goals, and motivations. While there is no specific model that universally applies to everyone, there are frameworks and approaches that can help in developing a sense of purpose. Here are a few common models or techniques:
- Simon Sinek's "Golden Circle": Simon Sinek popularized the concept of the Golden Circle, which emphasizes starting with "why" before addressing the "how" and "what." This model suggests that identifying and communicating the underlying purpose or belief that inspires and drives actions can help create a sense of purpose and engage others.
- Ikigai: Ikigai is a Japanese concept that represents the convergence of four elements: what you love, what you are good at, what the world needs, and what you can be paid for. Finding the intersection of these four aspects can lead to a sense of purpose and fulfillment.
- Values-based approach: Defining and aligning personal or organizational values can provide a foundation for purpose. Identifying core values and incorporating them into decision-making processes can guide actions and create a sense of purpose.
- Visioning and goal-setting: Developing a clear vision of the desired future state and setting meaningful goals can help generate purpose. By envisioning what you want to achieve and identifying the impact you wish to make, you can establish a sense of purpose that drives your actions.
- Reflection and introspection: Taking time for self-reflection and introspection can be a valuable process for exploring personal or organizational passions, interests, and values. Reflecting on your strengths, interests, and what brings you a sense of fulfillment can help uncover purposeful directions.
It's important to note that purpose is subjective and can evolve over time. The process of discovering or creating purpose is often iterative and requires ongoing reflection, self-awareness, and adaptation. It may be helpful to experiment with different models or techniques and tailor them to your specific circumstances and aspirations.