Your mission is not you

Your mission is not you...

Whilst on holiday, I’ve had the rare opportunity to finish a book. Yes, a whole book. Might not sound much to many of you but for those of you who have kids, it’s a minor miracle. The author, Carey Nieuwhof, writes about his own experiences of burnout and how to identify the signs and what you need to do to avoid it. There is a huge amount of gold dust in this book but the particular point that grabbed me was around organisational mission. What is the purpose of your organisation? Why should people want to engage with it?

The need for a mission bigger than you..

Whether you've just launched a start-up, supervise a shift of a coffee shop, manage a large division, or are the CEO of a Fortune 500 Company, if padding your paycheck is the main objective for your employees, they'll quit. If their forty-plus hours are just about lowering costs, raising the bottom line, and ensuring a great third-quarter earnings report for shareholders, they're going to ultimately disengage. Money isn't the mission, money funds the mission. You aren't the mission. Your job is to point people to the mission; a mission worth spending a major chunk of their life working towards.

What is your mission?

So what is your mission? Why should your employees continue to report to work and give their best? At Cornerstone Resources, we exist to help your organisation be the best employer it can be. Whether you are a business, charity or church, our mission is to help you engage your employees. How? By helping you to recruit the employees you need, coaching them to be able to deliver. We can provide employee benefits that will help you stand out and benchmark your salaries to ensure you remain competitive. We can also help to remove the burden of HR Admin from your plate. All these things will help you concentrate on defining and explaining your mission.

Who are Cornerstone Resources?

Based in South Manchester, Cornerstone Resources offer a complete HR service to businesses, charities and churches. With over 40 years combined experience in HR, we can offer you an enviable combination of professional expertise and a service based on integrity and honesty. Best of all, we can save you time and money. 

For more information on our offering, including cost effective Outsourced HR support, click here. For a no obligation quote, call Nicci today on 07908 875146 or Rob on 07494 161169. Alternatively, click the below button to email us and we will come back to you.

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