I’m excited to announce my newest project: Work That Matters, the conference for professionals who make a difference. Coming to the Barbican, London in March 2019! Check it out:
Many professionals aren’t driven by money. We want to make a difference, to use our skills to improve people’s lives. But we also share an unspoken secret: much of our work doesn’t matter, because of a growing sickness in our organisations. More and more behaviour that falls short of their proclaimed values is coming to light, from car manufacturers cheating emissions tests to government departments deporting lifelong citizens to charities exploiting the people they’re supposed to serve. And the Grenfell Tower fire exposed systematic cross-sector neglect of the most vulnerable in our society. It’s not that organisations are inherently corrupt. These transgressions are symptoms of a wider malaise: somehow organisations have lost touch with their purpose. Which leaves professionals working on programmes we can’t influence, which don’t reflect our values.
Those of us who believe in social responsibility face a choice. Do we tolerate work that doesn’t serve the greater good? Or do we stand up, reconnect with the purpose of our organisations and shape a future where our work matters?
Join us at the Work That Matters conference to:
- learn from case studies by professionals who’ve reconnected with the purpose of their work
- practise techniques (and take away practical tips) in hands-on workshops
- meet like-minded people from corporations, governments and charities to share experiences and ideas