Why We Do What We Do

 

October 31, 2016

“I had a great day today.”

A simple sentence you may hear often. You may actually say it often. Or maybe not.

“I had a great day today.”

At the opening of OutMatch Insights: Live!, OutMatch CEO Greg Moran talked about what drives him and what drives OutMatch. Simply stated, he wants more people, after a long day of work, to say, “I had a great day today.”

Say it. “I had a great day today.”

That struck me as an incredibly powerful and purposeful reason “why” a company exists.

“I had a great day today.”

How many people can actually say that after a long day at work?

How many people can say that half the time after a long day of work?

Most of our lives are spent at work or worrying about work. So wouldn’t it be nice if we could say “I had a great day today” on most days?

From love and hugging in the workplace (thanks keynoters Tim Sanders and Tim Sackett) to developing high potentials into leaders, to using Moneyball tactics to predict success (or failure), it all comes down to the simple idea of helping more people say, and truly believe, that they had a great day today. And, as HR leaders and talent developers, that’s what your job is really all about.

As OutMatch wraps up their first OutMatch Insights: Live!, there will be many insights and key takeaways for all attendees to discuss, ponder, and take back to the workplace. But none should be more powerful than thinking about why you do what you do. And if you can truly say that you are helping people have great days, then you must be having a great day yourself.

George Rafeedie is the founder of Tell Your Story. He is also an OutMatch partner helping them tell their story. George is a big believer in developing purposeful messages for organizations and individuals. His purpose, and that of Tell Your Story, is to develop and amplify great stories so organizations can be successful and its people happy.

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