Being Purposeful — The Foundation Capability for High AR
Supported by Physical, Psychological & Social Wellness
Being and acting purposefully is the foundation capability for mastering turbulence. This is true whether for a single individual, team, entire organization, and, yes, the organization’s still larger ecosystems of interdependent organizations and groups. High AR is maximized when there are clear values and beliefs aligned across levels which forge a positive shared identity and sense of common purpose.
Purpose, however, is eroded and misaligned in turbulent environments, and that is why wellness must also be sought and aggressively sustained. Physical, psychological, and social wellness is essential at all levels. Physical wellness, including attention to nutrition, is essential for sustained peak mental and physical performance during stress. Psychological (cognitive and emotional) wellness similarly supports optimal brain performance which impacts sensemaking, information processing, and creativity. Social wellness refers to positive, supportive relationships in a family or with others, at work, and in the community; relationships and connectedness with others also promote psychological and physical wellness. Refer to Resources for links to valuable websites that promote all forms of wellness.