Purpose & Performance
Blueprint has carried out some desk-based research into the existence of a link between purpose and performance. The research analyses whether following the ‘Five Principles of a Purpose Driven Business’ has an affect on financial performance. The paper finds a positive correlation between improved financial performance and adopting proxies for the Five Principles. Other benefits for following the Five Principles include:
- more engaged and innovative employees
- loyal customers and suppliers
- improved staff attraction and retention
- risk reduction and management
- organisational growth
Academic Conference Summary
A summary of the sessions and papers presented at the Blueprint Academic Conference ‘Organisations with Purpose’ hosted in September 2016 in association with London Business School and the LBS Leadership Institute.
The two day event brought together leading researchers from the world’s top business schools. The event included research from academics drawn from a range of different disciplines to include philosophical papers which challenge and test commonly held assumptions about the human person and business purpose. There were also sessions focusing on the experiences of practitioners to include a panel of practitioners from 3 companies who are on the purpose journey.
Reflections from David Grayson
Professor David Grayson from Cranfield Business School provides us with his personal thoughts, insights and reflections from 2 events held by Blueprint in September 2016.