2019 Workforce Purpose Index

Pathways to Fulfillment at Work

In the 2015 Workforce Purpose Index, we found that 33% of the U.S. Workforce was fulfilled. In this study, we sought to understand the pathways that increase fulfillment in the workforce.
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Fulfillment Drives Value

Fulfilled employees are the most valuable. Fulfillment is a strong predictor of eNPS. It is also linked to higher performance and the intention to remain in the organization long-term.

From Engagement to Fulfillment

More than twice as many people report wanting fulfilling work (64%) versus engaging work (28%).

Pathways to Fulfillment

Four practices emerged as being strong predictors of fulfillment:
1. Self-Awareness
2. Peer Coaching
3. Employee-First Culture
4. Purpose Mindset

What is Fulfillment?

Fulfillment is a state of being in which our psychological needs are met and we are driven primarily by intrinsic motivation.

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