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How can organisational purpose add any value?

King's Building, Strand Campus, London

14 Jan advice-advise-advisor-7096 Part of King's Business School: Meaning and Purpose Network

You are warmly invited to join the King’s Business School Meaning and Purpose Network round-table discussion focused on the question: how can organisational purpose add any value?

We hear a great deal about the need for an overarching purpose to guide organisational activity, but what evidence is there that purpose actually makes a difference? Katie Bailey will present some of the evidence around purpose, and Olympic performance psychologist Kate Goodger will discuss the experiences of construction firm Laing O’Rourke in developing and mobilising a sense of purpose among their workforce. After lunch, there will be a round-table debate and the opportunity to share thoughts and best practice.



12.00-12.15: Welcome

12.15-12.45:  What is organisational purpose? – Professor Katie Bailey, Head of HRM and Employment Relations Group, King’s Business School

12.45-13.15: Energising the construction industry through purpose – Dr Kate Goodger, Head of Human Innovation and Performance, Laing O’Rourke

13.15-13.45: Lunch

13.45-14.30: Round-table discussion


To register for the event, please click here. There is a fee of £25 payable to attend this event.

This is the first in a series of planned round-tables organised by the King’s Business School Meaning and Purpose Network (MaPNet). 

There will also be a conference organised by MaPNet held at Bush House on 23 June 2020 with keynote addresses from world expert Professor Christopher Michaelson, University of St Thomas USA, and leading authority and TED speaker Professor Marjo Lips-Wiersma, Auckland University of Technology New Zealand. 

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