You already believe in the power of purpose, but how do you measure its impact? Traditional Business wisdom says we manage what we measure; therefore, we want to measure what matters. At Power of Purpose III, we will strengthen our commitment to organizational purpose by developing a model for the measurement of purpose’s impact on standard business metrics including growth, revenue and profit, engagement, customer satisfaction, and client and employee retention.
Network over cocktails and dinner on Thursday night, then spend an intensive, roll-up-your-sleeves day on Friday focusing on the economic impact of higher purpose in your organization.
Be inspired by our keynote speakers, some of the world's foremost thinkers on business purpose and leadership, and by the CEOs and top executives who bring Words of Wisdom (WOW), 10-minute case studies, to invite reflection and help us move toward shared frameworks for measuring the impact of purpose in our businesses.
Devote Friday afternoon to working with your peers from other organizations to decide how to measure purpose in your company. What's on your organization's purpose dashboard? How is purpose demonstrated in your organization? How will you know it's having the impact you want?
Workshop your ideas with other organizational leaders, then refine them with the guidance of leadership scholars who can point you toward evidence-based research. Enjoy rigorous conversation and hand-on work, and learn from each other as you discuss challenges and opportunities unique to your contexts.
Robert Quinn is the Margaret Elliot Tracey Professor Emeritus at the University of Michigan, Ross Business School and one of the co-founders of the Center for Positive Organizations. Quinn is globally known for both his research and his teaching, focused on culture, leadership, organizational change and effectiveness. He is the author of 19 books including Deep Change and The Positive Organization. His most recent book (with Anjan Thakor) is The Economics of Higher Purpose.
Cheryl A. Harris is the Chief Procurement Officer at Allstate. In this role, Cheryl manages Allstate’s $4B spend portfolio to deliver value, mitigate risk, cultivate innovation, and develop talent. Cheryl also oversees Allstate’s Supplier Inclusion and Sustainability programs to ensure suppliers responsibly serve customers, employees, agency owners, shareholders, and the community.
Additional WOW speakers will be announced soon!