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"Purpose trumps paycheck" Gallup CEO Jim Clifton

In an interview, Jim Cliffon, Gallup CEO said that when he started out, in those days, nobody was talking about mission and purpose, people only worked for a paycheck.


But to younger generations, of course pay is important, but not quite as much as feeling a sense of purpose at work.

The paradigm shift is that if your job doesn't matter, your life doesn't matter.


Nowadays, what employees want is to have meaningful days at work, and managers really ought to take this into serious consideration.


It can be summed up this way: Give people a position that uses their strengths or it will be really hard for them to have a life of purpose and be motivated.


Ignoring this will be expensive to the organization.


You will then have employees who are disengaged or quit.

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