The Role of Culture in Supporting Meaning and Purpose

Human Sensitivity

The Role of Culture session by Judd Allen, PhD

Judd Allen, PhD

President, Human Resources Institute

AAOHN 1.05 | AAFP 1.0 | ACSM 1.0 | CDR 1.0 | NCHEC 1.0*

We want our lives to matter. Global surveys reveal that nearly everyone is trying to fulfill their personal purpose. We will review data on the prevalence of meaning and purpose. We will examine research findings that link meaning and purpose to health and productivity. We will also review research findings that indicate that purposes can increase motivation and commitment to achieving healthy lifestyle goals. We will discuss the social context for meaning and purpose. We will examine the role of culture in enhancing and impeding personal senses of meaning and purpose. We will discuss how organizations have used policies and practices to support meaning and purpose among employees