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Provide Purpose Competency Domain


When people have a sense of purpose for the work that they do, they are more motivated and committed. You can provide purpose in the workplace by challenging people to be their best. Most people are looking to grow personally and professionally. You should challenge each person on your team to learn new skills. You should challenge the team to learn new collective skills together. You can also provide purpose by helping your team understand how their work supports the organization’s mission. When people have a sense of purpose at work, they are better able to overcome adversity, and then adapt and grow together because of that adversity.



Provide Purpose Leader Tasks:

Task 1: Analyze individual purpose.

Task 2: Show genuine concern for people.

Task 3: Encourage individual learning.

Task 4: Delegate responsibility.

Task 5: Empower decision-making.

Task 6: Keep people focused on the mission.

Task 7: Be there when the going gets tough.

Supporting Knowledge:

  • Know the relationship between purpose and motivation.
  • Know the relationship between purpose and commitment.
  • Know the relationship between personal growth and purpose.
  • Know the relationship between professional growth and purpose.
  • Know the relationship between purpose and organizational goals.
  • Know why providing purpose builds resilient teams.
  • Know how to provide purpose.
  • Know why showing genuine concern for people helps provide purpose.
  • Know how to show genuine concern for people.
  • Know why encouraging individual learning help provides purpose.
  • Know how to encourage individual learning.
  • Know why delegating responsibility helps provide purpose.
  • Know how to delegate responsibility.
  • Know why empowering decision-making helps provides purpose.
  • Know how to empower decision-making.
  • Know why keeping people focused on the mission helps provide purpose.
  • Know how to keep people focused on the mission.
  • Know why being there when the going gets tough helps provide purpose.
  • Know how to be there when the going gets tough.

Updated 11/20/2022