Meaningful Work and Organisational Leadership Essential Insights
Define meaningful work and recognise its importance at multiple levels, demonstrating how organisation design and development contributes to performance and job quality.
Free for CIPD members and Core Learning Subscribers.
Meaningful work is purposeful, safe and inclusive. This is because work can be, and should be, a force for good at every level to benefit individuals, organisations and communities. The core needs that comprise meaningful work matter to all human beings and the ability to identify these is a valuable skill in the people profession.
This Essential Insights course provides a practical explanation of what is meant by meaningful work and why it is an important topic for organisational leaders and HR professionals. It introduces how organisation design and development (OD&D) can contribute to creating meaningful work, helping everyone use their skills and talents effectively.
Learners will also gain an understanding of the value of being principles-led, the different dimensions of work and job quality and how to find personal meaning in their own work. The digestible programme topics will equip learners to develop conversations with stakeholders and identify actions in their organisation.
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In this course, you will:
- define what ‘meaningful work’ can mean at various levels - to individuals, organisations and societies
- explain why ‘meaningful work’ is a topic of interest and priority to organisational leaders
- recognise the role of organisation design and development in the experience of meaningful work.
Is this course right for me?
This course is aimed at HR practitioners or line mangers, from early career onwards, exploring an interest in meaningful work and organisational challenges and opportunities. They may be seeking to explore the link between ‘good work’ and performance on both an individual and organisational level, including motivation, productivity and retention.
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I want to put my team on this course
This course can be delivered to teams or groups seeking to explore the principles and ideas behind what good work is. They will learn together how organisation design and development can contribute to the experience of meaningful work and apply this in their own context.
If you are looking to place more than four learners onto this course, please contact us to discuss a team solution >
By the end of this course, you’ll have the confidence and skills to:
- identify the core needs that comprise meaningful work and appreciate why they matter to all human beings
- develop conversations that will help you uncover which core needs matter most to individuals and teams
- appreciate how the experience of meaningful work can positively impact individual and organisational performance
- begin to identify how organisation design and (organisation) development can contribute to the experience of meaningful work in your organisation.
Featuring a mix of written, video and interactive content, this course will take 60-90 minutes to complete, including reflective questions throughout and a knowledge check at the end. Learners engage at their own pace via the CIPD Learning Hub, a self-serve online platform.
- Topic 1: What does ‘meaningful work’ mean?
- Topic 2: Why organisations should make meaningful work a priority
- Topic 3: How organisation design and organisation development contribute to meaningful work
There is a short informal knowledge check at the end of the course for the learners to test themselves against some of the key messages. This can be undertaken multiple times.
You will be able to access the course for 12 months from purchase and the CIPD Learning Hub will remain accessible to you for 24 months.