Creating an Amazing Company through Engagement: Karin Volo
Engagement & Purpose
We Believe…in a new way of doing business
• 15+ years working with Executive Search
• VP in the US, started up new company in Europe
• Coaching, Mentoring, Personal & Organizational
• Chief Joy Bringer, Co-Founder to Evoloshen
• International Best Selling Author
On the way up after four years in horror
Happiness on the job gives good results
Have helped individuals and companies
going through transitions
Too many people are unhappy in their
Wanted to help companies keep their
Discovered a formula that we wanted to
share with others about a new way of
Why we wrote Engage!
– to have full attention, commitment,
enthusiasm, passion, and purpose for
your work, to be wholeheartedly
involved in and contribute positively
to an organization.
Definition of Engage:
•Why are certain companies doing so well?
•What are they doing differently?
• Why Engagement Matters
• Global Trends & Disruptive Changes
• The 5 Cultural Keys to Creating a
Most Amazing Company
• Discovering Your Purpose
Today we’re going to cover…
Disengagement is a disease.
Complacency is a cancer.
Why Engagement Matters
Our old ways of working aren’t working
• 71% of employees are disengaged ~Gallup 2013
• 84% of employees intend to actively seek a new position.
• Disengagement is costing companies $450-$550 billion
annually in lost productivity ~Gallup 2013
Current Workforce Situation
What Does Google Say…
1. Technology Changes
In the 19th century,
the Industrial Age
moved workers from
an agricultural to a
In the 20th century,
another revolution as
the Information Age
moved workers from
factories into offices.
In the 21st century, we
are in the midst of a
Age where the internet
and technology are
workplace yet again.
“Change is not linear,
• one billion new users online
• more than four billion new people using cell phones.
174 newspapers worth of
Major Value Gap
2. Demographic Changes
1977 and 1997)
will account for
half of all the employees
in the world
~Harvard Business Review
Lack of retention &
loyalty in a company
• 150% of the employee’s
annual compensation figure,
up to 400% for managers
Decrease in productivity
• stress costs businesses
$300 billion a year.
What Does This Mean?
• economic growth
• workforce effectiveness
• employee turnover
• chronic skills gaps
Focus on the problems…
The Solutions – Cultural Hacking
You never change things by fighting
the existing reality.
To change something,
build a new model
that makes the existing
~ Buckminster Fuller
Actively working with employee
engagement and recognition generates:
27% higher profits
50% higher sales
50% higher customer loyalty
Why Engagement Works…
A Company that:
is very deliberate in how they are doing business
has a Bigger Purpose
leads with the WHY
has Raving Fans
… is becoming a “Conscious” Company
by building a sustainable business that focuses
on the triple bottom line.
What is A Most Amazing Company?
The 5 Cultural Keys
The Front Line Is The Bottom Line
The 5 Cultural Keys
and a sense of
What is the difference
mission and a purpose?
Discovering Your Purpose
Mission = What
Purpose = Why
The Golden Circle
Lack of engagement
lack of purpose
People buy what they help create!
Lack of Purpose
What Motivates People Today?
a purposeis a
the difference you are committed to
make in the world
It is who you really are!
Reach the heads and the hearts of the people in ways
that both inspire people to take meaningful action and
live by the values for the growth of the business
One For One
“TOMS is in business to help improve
lives. We identify a global need and create
products to help address them. This
simple idea is what makes us more than a
company – we’re a movement that’s
Whole Foods, Whole People,
“Our deepest purpose as an organization is
helping support the health, well-being, and
healing of both people — customers, Team
Members, and business organizations in
general — and the planet.”
Pushing Humanity Forward
“We stand for ideas and products that allow human beings to
live healthier, happier lives.”
Freedom To Fly
“We exist to connect people to what’s
important in their lives through friendly,
reliable, and low-cost air travel.”
1. Strengths & Stories
2. Collaboration & Aligned Values
3. Orient Your Calling /Who You Serve
4. Realizing Your Purpose Statement
5. Executing Your Purpose
Discovering Your Purpose – S.C.O.R.E.
3 Words Question
What are three words that
describe the essence your
company or who you are?
By focusing on the difference that
the organization makes in the
lives of the people it serves, an
organization can find common
ground on higher ground.
Lifting It Up…
It’s time to create
models with purpose
that are good for the
people, planet, as
well as the profits.
Chief Joy Bringer
+46 (0)70 301 1968
Our Purpose: Bringing joy to the workplace
Our Vision: To make this the norm, not the exception.
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