Why You Should Work at an Impact-Driven Company
Millennials are known as the purpose-driven generation and it has been estimated that Millennials will represent 75% of the workforce by 2025. A survey by Net Impact, a leadership accelerator for students and emerging changemakers, found that 72% of students about to enter the workforce stated that making an impact was important for their happiness. Point being, the prevalence of impact-driven businesses is growing and the idea that companies should be socially responsible is here to stay. Looking for a career yourself? Check out our recent job offers on www.realchangers.com
Here are 5 reasons why you should be working at an impact-driven company:
- You get to use your experience and skill sets to make a difference towards causes you care about. It’s an opportunity to invest yourself in the issues that are important to you.
- Work for a company whose values mirror your own
- Working for a company with a mission that you connect with can give you a greater sense of identity and value with your employer. Breann Lange of Toms Shoes said that having a common mission “sets the bar higher in how the company treats people.”
- Sense of community
- When you work amongst others who believe in the same mission as you do, more collaboration and a sense of camaraderie occurs.
- Learn new skills
- When you believe in a company’s mission, it’s even easier to learn new skills, such as creative problem solving. Getting involved in activities outside of your usual job responsibilities can encourage professional and personal development.
- Work-life balance is a strong indicator of overall happiness. By working for a company and being surrounded by coworkers whose values align with your own, you are more likely to enjoy your career.
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