As a seasoned business leader with a history of building and directing multiple companies, I have personally overseen the hiring and interviewing process for thousands of potential employees. What I’ve consistently found is that the primary reason many people seek new job opportunities isn’t for increased salary or perks but a yearning for greater meaning and purpose in their work.
Modern research echoes this sentiment, particularly amongst the Gen Z and Millenial workforce. They are driven by a desire to contribute to something bigger than themselves, aligning their professional endeavors with their personal values. The pursuit of profit for profit’s sake is no longer sufficient—they seek to make a genuine impact.
Unfortunately, too many office cultures are falling short. The decline isn’t rooted in a physical location or logistics but in environments plagued by toxicity and a lack of intentional, purpose-driven culture.